Think Mold is No Big Deal? Think Again!

Mold is a quiet invader that often goes undetected within the home. Seeping into your air supply, you could unknowingly be inhaling the spores causing problems for, not only your home, but your family’s health, too. Sufficient moisture in the home helps harbor this naturally occurring pest and continued moist conditions will help the mold flourish and spread.

So let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. What kind of annoying problems might mold present for your home and health? The United States Department of Health gives us mold’s top favorites conditions to hang out in. Be on the lookout for these issues!

–          Roof leaks

–          Flooding

–          Plumbing leaks, drainage problems

–          Damp basements and crawl spaces

–          Steam from the bathroom or kitchen

–          Condensation resulting from poor or improper insulation or ventilation

–          Humidifiers

–          Wet clothes drying inside the home or a clothes dryer venting indoors

–          Poor or improper ventilation of combustion Appliances

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Now that you know what kind of conditions in your home where mold can be thriving, what kind of health problems can this fungal material produce for you and your family? The health risks range from mild to serious, but none of them are desirable. The United States Environmental Protection Agency gives us a pretty good look into the potential risks you may be facing if mold has decided to move in on your living space unannounced.

–          Allergens produced by mold may cause various allergic reactions such as hay fever–like symptoms (sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, skin rash) or asthma.

–          Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or lungs.

–          In some cases, potentially toxic substances known as mycotoxins may be produced by mold. Mycotoxins have been known to cause neurological damage and in the worst cases, death.

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Whether mold is creating a household nuisance due to warped wood floors and discolored ceiling tiles or making appearances as an allergen causing respiratory issues for your family – you don’t want it in your home. At the first sign of any of the aforementioned, invest in professional mold removal and remediation. Blue Ridge Termite has extensive experience with moisture control in buildings of all shapes and sizes. We are passionate about helping our customers maintain a safe, healthy home or work environment. Other mold remediation companies just don’t compare! Call us today to learn more about our mold removal and mold remediation services to stop harmful, destructive mold in its tracks.

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