As mold grows outdoors, it releases spores that travel through the air and help decompose organic matter such as leaves, dead trees, animals, and food. Because it’s part of the natural environment, there is no way to control mold spores from coming inside our homes. In normal conditions, mold shouldn’t represent a health problem for humans or animals.
Now, when mold spores make their way into areas with high levels of moisture and humidity, they can become a problem for buildings, families, and anyone suffering from pre-existing respiratory health conditions (including animals). Mold can grow on almost any surface, as it only requires water and a suitable, damp environment.
Kitchen cabinets, leaky roofs, and windows, the basement, laundry room, crawl spaces… mold can grow on any area where humidity levels are high. When properties become infested with mold, it’s important to remediate the root cause of the problem, which is usually related to water damage. Under the right conditions, mold can grow and disseminate spores within 24-48 hours, so, if your house has water-related issues like leaks on the roof, windows, around the bathroom sink, shower area, under the kitchen sink, and even around HVAC systems, promptly fixing them will keep your home clean and safe from all the health risks associated with mold.
Bio-One of Oceanside is a Micro Certified Mold Remediation Company. Our specialists are prepared to tackle any problems related to mold damage in your house or property, even when the damage seems irreparable. Sometimes, unfortunately, mold entails construction work and restoration for areas where mold has caused irreversible damage. We work with contractors to properly restore areas to their original, pre-incident conditions.
We are sharing 4 health risks associated with mold and how our specialists can help you restore your house or property from mold damage. Mold spores don’t have the same effect on everyone, but those dealing with allergies and other respiratory health conditions are at a higher risk of developing more health complications due to mold damage.