Indoor mold problems are a huge concern for the wellbeing of your family and pets, but also to the state of our home. Mold and mildew reproduce rapidly and are difficult to remove once they’ve become established in a home. With this, it is especially important to take action if you begin to notice any mold or mildew issues. Today we will discuss some of the potential concerns and causes of indoor mold growth.
Mold Is Harmful To Your Health
While mold may seem like a harmless natural substance, the reality is much more sinister. Exposure to mold can lead to a variety of health problems for humans and animals alike. Skin rashes, allergic reactions, and lung problems can all be caused by mold exposure and if consistent and untreated mold can cause more serious health concerns that can lead to serious health complications for you and your family. Children, pets, and the elderly are especially prone to the adverse health effects caused by mold exposure, which is another reason to address mold growth in your home sooner rather than later.
Remove Moisture From Your Home ASAP
Mold and mildew thrive on moisture which means that the best way to prevent and stop their growth is by ensuring your home is thoroughly dry. Any potential sources for moisture are opportunities for mold growth and damage, so always address them immediately.
Repair Leaks Immediately
We all know that a leak or flood in your home can create a lot of damage, but often it is the secondary damage done by mold and mildew that has the most harmful effects. Wet conditions from leaks can lead to mold growth and eventual rot, which is the most costly damage of all. Repairing leaks and ensuring everything is thoroughly dry quickly will save you from these hassles.
Reduce Indoor Humidity
During the summer months when the humidity is high mold growth is at its most powerful, bathrooms, basements, and laundry rooms are particularly susceptible to mold as they are perfect areas for its growth. Always use exhaust fans and add dehumidifiers as needed to fight off even the most aggressive humidity.
Call In The Experts At Environmental Consulting & Contracting Today
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google+.