4 ways Mold can affect your Health and your House + What you can do to stay safe

JUL 30, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN

Mold is a type of fungi that can be found in both outdoor and indoor environments. It’s impossible to get rid of mold spores, and you can’t control mold from coming into your house. What you can do to prevent mold damage (in indoor environments especially) is control the moisture levels in your house or property.

 

Mold spores activate when interacting with water and humidity. If you’re struggling with leaky roofs, broken pipes in the bathroom or kitchen area, you might have to deal with potential mold damage as well.

 

Bio-One of Oceanside technicians have learned that mold can have a variety of health effects, and some people are more sensitive to mold damage than others. However, once mold has disseminated through any surface, it can consume it very quickly, which is why it’s important to promptly attack and remediate any visible mold damage.


We are sharing 4 ways Mold can affect your health and your house or property. Bio-One of Oceanside specialists are ready to help you if you’re struggling with mold. You should get a professional to review and assess the damage caused by mold and leave it to them for the remediation process.

Image shows mold damage inside drywall and wall structure of a bathroom.

ASTHMA AND OTHER RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH MOLD

 

Mold can cause respiratory and flu-like ailments like stuffy nose, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. People with pre-existing conditions like asthma can be more affected by mold.

 

Mold can also disseminate and travel through HVAC systems, leaving the person exposed to it in all areas of the house or property. If you’re struggling with mold damage in your house or property, and you suffer from respiratory conditions like asthma or lung complications, our Team of Specialists at Bio-One of Oceanside strongly recommend staying away from these environments as you focus on remediating the areas affected by mold.

 

Bio-One of Oceanside specialists use EPA-approved materials and equipment to properly remediate areas affected by mold. It’s important to attack and clean mold before it causes irreparable damage to your house, but most importantly, your health.

Image shows mold damage after discovering skirting board on bathroom area. Drywall is also damaged by mold.

SKIN RASHES AND OTHER ALLERGIC REACTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MOLD DAMAGE

 

Mold damage is visible. It can look like black dots on the affected surface, or black/multicolor rings in various sizes. If it’s on walls, the painting will start to peel off and show these signs of damage. 

 

Mold can grow on surfaces in the presence of moisture and water. Concrete walls, dry-wall, glass doors and windows, clothing, books, kitchen cabinets… mold can grow anywhere and people with weakened immune systems can have allergic reactions from having direct continuous exposure to mold. 


If you’re struggling with mold damage in your house or property, let Bio-One of Oceanside specialists clean and sanitize your property. We’ll make sure you return to a safe environment, free from mold exposure that can put your life at risk.

 

WHEN DOES MOLD BECOME A PROBLEM FOR YOUR HOUSE OR PROPERTY?

 

Mold plays a fundamental role in nature. It’s responsible for breaking down leaves, fallen trees, animals, and organic matter, in general. In indoor environments, mold is also present, as mold spores travel through the air, and it’s impossible to keep them from coming in. The problem starts when humidity levels inside the property are out of control. 

Mold will grow and disseminate in areas where moisture is present. Mold is very persistent, and it’s very possible that it will consume the surface where it’s growing if it’s organic. What does this mean? It means that mold will consume walls, wooden material, paper, and more. 


If you think your house or property is infested with mold, Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you clean these areas, making sure all surfaces are free from infection. Sometimes, items must be discarded for irremediable damage. Our Specialists will determine which items and areas need to be contained and isolated to keep you and your family safe from mold.

MOLD CAN TURN YOUR HOUSE INTO A DANGEROUS, HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT IF LEFT UNATTENDED

 

Mold quickly disseminates through HVAC systems, which means that if there’s mold in your garage, laundry room area, or bathroom, it’s likely that it’ll spread through the rest of the house. Indoor mold spores are not a problem, as long as they don’t interact with water or damp environments.

 

If you attack mold problems as soon as you detect them, your house is at risk of suffering severe structural damage. Mold can affect house foundations, wall covering and structures, staircases, carpeting, and roofing. 

 

A Professional in mold remediation can help you assess mold damage and properly assist you in the sanitation of your home.

BIO-ONE OF OCEANSIDE IS HERE FOR YOU

 

Remember, mold can grow on any surface. The most effective way to prevent mold from causing damage to your house or property is by:

  • Keeping closed areas dry and as ventilated as possible. 

 

  • Keeping your laundry room and bathroom dry. Quickly take care of puddles and any water leaks in these areas.

 

  • Checking the pipe system for leaks. In your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, garage, etc.

 

  • Making sure that water doesn’t come through to your house during rainy weather.



If you’re struggling with mold issues in your house or property, let Bio-One of Oceanside specialists help you remediate these areas. 

 

We will contain areas where mold toxins represent a health risk for you and your loved ones, and we will take care of the areas, even if it means tearing through the most difficult places. 

 

Give us a call at Bio-One: 760-891-5819. We offer FREE ESTIMATES for our services, AVAILABLE 24/7, 365 days a year.

 

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