Do you have allergies? Health concerns? It is possible that have a hidden danger lurking in your Rochester area home. Which is, Mold Spores. Don’t live in unhealthy conditions.
What is mold?
Mold is a microorganism that grows in moist conditions. Mold spores are greenish-yellow and can’t be seen.
They are created when water vapor and organic material mix and these usually come from damp wood.
More commonly, mold occurs in the home and when moisture from the outside comes in contact with the inside of the home. In the home, you can have a mold problem even if there is no moisture in the air.
Mold spores form on clothing and on various objects in the house and it is when these objects rub against each other that mold can be produced.
This is when we can become exposed to the spore dust from these objects.
Mold can also grow in any area of the home such as wood furniture, walls, floors, and roofs. This can happen without there being any moisture in the air.
“Mold, if you have it, is the fifth leading cause of death in the world. That’s because of air-born spores.
When you get those airborne spores in an enclosed area, you can have an environmental problem.
When you get those airborne spores, you will start to see damage to the plants and shrubs that you grow and we get respiratory problems, we start to see problems,” said William Duke, Michigan State University Extension.
If you suspect mold in your home, this is how to get rid of it.
How to identify mold
Look for water spots on walls, carpets, mattresses, and sofas. Possible symptoms Mold spores can cause sinus and ear infections, respiratory problems, conjunctivitis, and a weakened immune system.
People who are immunocompromised are also more likely to get sick.
How to avoid mold spores Take care of the following:
- Clear gutters, both rain, and runoff from the house, to stop water from infiltrating and getting trapped inside your home
- Check the plumbing pipes, and change any damaged or old parts that may leak, and allow water to run back into the home.
- Clean out the air ducts in your home and fix leaks in the attic if they exist. Check any attic vents and replace them if they need to be replaced.
- Vacuum dirt, dust, and grease from the home regularly.
Hidden dangers of mold
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a majority of mold in homes is caused by cigarette smoke and even from pets (often the result of a pet’s hair or saliva, of course).
While many people, especially children, may think of mold as a disgusting smell, especially in bedrooms, when molds are allowed to grow in your Rochester area home, they can cause physical and/or psychological problems. Recent studies show that as many as 70% of homes have moisture issues that, while not healthy, don’t cause mold.
This is changing…
Not Enough Water Almost half of Americans have problems with indoor humidity, which can cause everything from dry skin to psoriasis, and as much as one-third have problems with mold.
The National Resource Center for Healthy Homes reported that about 15% of U.S.
In order to protect yourself from mold spores, take proactive action, have a mold expert come to inspect your home.
The word mold is kind of scary.
Unless you have allergies, you may not know what mold is.
Don’t take your health lightly.
As with any home improvement, it’s important to understand what you are doing.
Before you start any new project, have a mold inspection done.
When you take the time to eliminate the various triggers to mold, you can reduce the risk of developing a mold infection or allergies.
By keeping your environment clean and the air clean, you will prevent any possible exposure to a fungus.
Mold spores are the final layer that sets off allergic reactions.
If you believe you have been exposed to mold, contact us to find out the extent of the danger and how to get out of the problem quickly.
If you find mold in your home. let us come and take a look at it. We will tell you if you have a serious problem or not.
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