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The Health Dangers of Mold

While mold plays an important part in the ecosystem, it can be a nuisance in your house. Thankfully, most types of mold are generally harmless, but sometimes a small spot may later turn into a huge issue. Mold reproduces with the use of spores that are freed into the air and causes problems if inhaled by those with allergies or asthma. A few studies have also found a correlation between an early exposure to mold and the development of asthma in some younger children.

For most, household mold, mildew or fungi isn’t dangerous or even noticeable. Unfortunately, it can impact other folks who are allergy prone or who have breathing conditions. Mold allergies are seen in a lot of people and strike at different times depending on the amount of mold. Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, red eyes, wheezing, headaches and other cold-like reactions are most often experienced with mold allergies, making it hard to target the problem accurately. The most severe reactions include short breath. Those with asthma must be particularly cautious around high concentrations of mold because it can cause asthma attacks. Other sensitive groups at risk include:

  • Infants and children
  • Seniors
  • Immune sensitive individuals
  • Those with severe lung disease

Where is Mold Found?

Mildew and mold will build up over time in damp places. A house can get a mold infestation through open doors, open windows, vents and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold doesn’t only invade your house through open windows and doors– it can also fasten onto your clothes, bags, animals and shoes and be moved indoors.

Mold growth doesn’t only affect your family’s physical well-being– it can affect your possessions and the structure itself. Mold can grow in wet places, but it can be found in unexpected places. These include:

  • Paper products
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cardboard
  • Wood products
  • Paints
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Upholstery

How to Prevent Mold in your House

You can take preventative steps to in order to stop mold from infesting your home. Here’s some easy steps you can take:

  • Set up ventilation in bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchen
  • Monitor the humidity levels in your house
  • If it floods, carefully clean and dry your house
  • Immediately fix leaky roofs, windows or pipes
  • Talk to professional mold damage repair contractors for affordable mold removal

Call Paul Davis Immediately for Mold Removal Services

Are you concerned that there might be a mold infestation in your house that’s too much for you to handle on your own? Contact the mold removal experts at Paul Davis. Call Paul! 888-473-7669 for affordable mold removal.