8 Things That You Should Know About Mold!

Most homeowners, or even renters, should have a good sense of mold and why it presents itself in your home. Mold can be worrisome, time-consuming, and overall high maintenance to deal with. Learning more about mold can help you implement preventative measures to keep it out of your home and save yourself time and money in the future. Here are 8 things that you should know about mold! 

  1. Mold is a fungus that is spread in nature. Its main cause is to help organic matter decompose. With that being said, Indoor mold can cause many negative issues such as structural problems to health problems.
  1. The health effects of mold exposure bring a variety of different symptoms and viruses. Although there is a stronger reaction if are allergy-prone, you can be affected by mold either way. Allergic reactions, asthma, and respiratory complaints are common symptoms as well as more serious flu-like sicknesses. 
  1. Mold is prone to grow in moisture-stricken areas, such as the basement, bathroom, or garage. If you are in an area with high flood risk, mold can be easily disguised behind the walls and under the floor where you don’t even notice it. Contact us today for a free consultation! 
  1. If you can’t completely get rid of the mold in your harm, there are ways you can stop it from spreading further. By controlling the moisture throughout your home, you can’t drastically reduce the presence of mold. For example, use fans in the kitchen when washing dishes, and or overhead fans in the bathroom while bathing.
  1. If you have leaks or water damage in your home or apartment, fixing the damage and drying everything out – we mean everything – is a great preventative measure. Drywall and ceiling tiles absorb moisture, so replacing them would be the best decision in these scenarios. 
  1. Condensation can surprisingly be a huge source of mold in your home. The strong presence of moisture for an extended period of time will result in mold. Adding insulation to all your windows, walls, roofs, etc. will greatly reduce condensation.
  1. The most important thing to know in regards to having mold in your home is that you should not hesitate when you know that you have mold. You need to get rid of it as soon as possible. Left untreated, mold can cause major damage and result in more costs in the long run. 
  1. Lastly, try not to install carpeting in areas that are moisture-prone. Areas that typically have more moisture include the basement, bathrooms, or concrete floors. 

Contact Mold Doctors! 

Do you think that you may have a mold problem in your home? Don’t worry, we can help you. At Mold Doctors, we can provide you with a free estimate and let you know if there is a mold problem in your home. Contact us today at 508-534-9091!

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