Mold can have serious consequences on your well-being. That is why it is very important that mold is removed by a professional. Mold removal is a task where several precautions are taken. Protective clothing is worn and discarded immediately after. Furthermore, the room with the mold growth is sealed off and the area is dampened to stop the release of air borne spores. After the process of removing the molds, the area needs to be disinfected.
Molds are a co-existing part of the natural environment. In the outdoors, they play an important role in nature. It grows on organic materials, for example; wood, dirt and paper. The air is full of mold spores that are not visible to our eyes. These land on moist organic surface and thrive. Indoors, mold growth should be shunned. Mold is a real pest. It blackens the grout lines in your shower, stains drywall, black spots on siding and grows on – and rots – damp wood everywhere. Typically almost all homes have experienced some type of mold infestation. Mold is a problem many homes face, but with every problem comes a solution; Mold Removal. It is such a common problem; the trick is to remove them before they destroy your house and more importantly your health.
There are many known species of mold. Also, they come in different colours. They are pre-dominantly split into two groups:
The one characteristic that all molds share is they thrive on water or moisture. Wet or damp areas of your house are prone to mold growth. Causes of this moisture could be anything from leaking plumbing to leaky roofs. Fixing this problem is entailed in the process of mold removal.
Why do you need mold removal? Because, molds cause several health problems. Molds have the tendency to produce allergens (these cause allergic reactions), irritants and less often – toxic substances. Inhaling or touching the mould can lead to:
- Allergic reactions – include hay-fever symptoms.
- Asthma attacks
- Irritate the eyes, skin, throat and lungs.
How To Prevent Mold?
How to prevent mold growth after mold removal? Because mold spores are air borne everywhere and grow on damp or moist organic surfaces; to prevent the growth of molds, the moisture problem needs to be solved. Furthermore, we can reduce the number of mold spores in our air by using a high efficiency air filter. Overall, the only way to prevent future mold growth is to keep all organic surfaces dry.