Mold is more common than you think. It’s likely to grow in any place in the presence of moisture. Rainy weather, leaky pipes, and humidity are scenarios that can trigger mold infections, so it’s important to fix any water-related issue in your house to avoid dealing with mold.
Mold can grow on any surface, and depending on the level of contamination, it can be visible to the human eye. It can grow on wooden furniture, cardboard, ceiling tiles, carpets, flooring, upholstery, books, and even glass.
While there’s no scientific evidence that mold has direct consequences on health, constant exposure to moldy environments can result in respiratory-related issues.
On a bigger scale, mold can have health consequences on almost anyone. We have listed 4 concerns associated with mold exposure. We intend to shed light on the common issue of mold, and if you are dealing with a mold infection in your house or property, don’t hesitate to ask for help from a professional in mold remediation.
Health concerns associated with mold damage
While no conclusive studies show severe health problems associated with mold exposure, many people can be affected by mold, depending on the person’s immune system and pre-existing medical conditions.
As mold grows, spores can transmit through the air. These spores can produce mycotoxins and other infectious compounds that affect the respiratory system: wheezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, and asthma, among others. Other pathologies include red-eyed, sinusitis, and conjunctivitis.
Professionals should remediate areas and items affected by mold. Sometimes, these areas must be restored completely. As for items infected by mold, they can be irreversibly damaged. But it’s a decision that should be made by a professional in mold damage remediation.
Structural damage to buildings associated with mold damage
One of the mold's biggest concerns is that it grows and feeds on organic matter. That’s why mold should be treated as soon as it’s detected. If mold enters into contact with walls, cardboard, flooring, carpeting, and upholstery, it will most likely contaminate and contaminate it to the point where it’s irreparable.
Mold can become a real inconvenience in terms of expenses and restoration costs. It should be treated before it damages these structures completely.
You should contact a professional in mold damage remediation to help you determine the level of damage in your property and what procedures should be followed to disinfect it from mold.
Mold damage extends through heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems
Mold spores can travel through the air and enter the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. The problem is that these areas are not visible and accessible for inspection and cleaning.
You should turn to a professional in mold damage remediation to properly clean and disinfect these areas because it’s a thorough inspection. Our team of specialists at Bio-One of Oceanside is trained to advise you in mold remediation. The main concern is finding the root of the mold damage, which, as we have mentioned, is usually related to a water leak problem.
Inappropriate cleaning chemicals may result in further mold damage
Cleaning spaces and items infested with mold is a delicate task. If you search on the internet, the main products you’ll find to “attack” mold damage are bleach, ammonia, and soap. Please, DO NOT MIX these products. They can create dangerous, toxic vapors. You can access CDC’s Infographic on How to Clean Mold here.
If you feel unsure about proceeding with a mold disinfection process by yourself, let our Team of Specialists at Bio-One of Oceanside help you. We use EPA-Approved products to ensure complete remediation. We will assess affected items and will discard them if they represent a health risk for you and your loved ones.
Bio-One of Oceanside can assess and repair mold damage
Bio-One’s recommendation to prevent mold damage in your house or property is promptly fixing any water and moist-related issues:
- Check your roof, windows, and attic to see if there’s visible mold damage.
- Check the plumbing in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area for possible water leaks. If these places have leaks, the infection can circulate through the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system.
- Avoid having carpets in places where you might have humidity, like bathrooms or the basement.
If you think your house or property might be facing mold infection, let Bio-One help you. Our Team of Specialists is ready to help you remediate any area affected by mold.
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