JUN 11, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN
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 to 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 that is 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 EXPOSURE
While there are no conclusive studies that 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 result in affections related to the respiratory system: wheezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, asthma, among others. Other pathologies include red-eyed, sinusitis, and conjunctivitis.
Areas and items affected by mold should be remediated by professionals. 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 remediation.
STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS ASSOCIATED WITH MOLD
One of the biggest concerns with mold is the fact that it grows and feeds on organic matter. That’s why mold should be treated as soon as it’s detected. If mold enters in 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 restoring costs. It should be treated before it damages these structures completely.
You should contact a Professional in Mold remediation to help you determine the level of damage in your property and what procedures should be followed to sanitize it from mold.
MOLD DISSEMINATION THROUGH HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS
Mold spores can travel through the air and also enter through 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 remediation to assist you with proper cleaning and disinfecting 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.
CLEANING MOLD WITH INAPPROPIATE CHEMICALS
Sanitizing 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.
Another important consideration that many people ignore is that any item exposed to mold should be thoroughly cleaned and dried from a 24 to 48 period of time. And this DOES NOT guarantee that the product will be sanitized from mold.
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 the EPA-Approved products to assure 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 IS HERE FOR YOU!
Bio-One’s recommendation to prevent mold damage in your house or property is promptly fixing any water and moist-related issue:
Check the plumbing on 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.
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 in remediating any area affected by mold.
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