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Mold Damage

2/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a furry fungi growth that occurs and thrives in the presence of moisture. Although mold has existed for millions of years and they are everywhere even in the atmosphere, they can cause some serious health and financial damage in many numbers. Some people are seriously sensitive and allergic to molds and its presence can cause stuffiness, throat irritation, wheezing and many more severe reactions.

Molds can enter into households through open doorways, windows, vents and even air conditioning systems. Humans can also carry molds on them through clothes, shoes, pets, bags etc. The mold would then attach itself on moist surfaces, paper and wood based surfaces and on walls too.

Mold growth can cause decay of such surfaces and can cause breakage or complete and total destruction. They can cause collapse of surfaces and this can be dangerous especially in places where there are children. The growth may look likes spots of different colors. They may grow on food and pose a great huge health risk.

Mold control is easy especially in situations where it is not so advanced.

  • You can control all the humidity levels in a household to prevent growth and spread of the mold
  • By fixing all leaky surfaces and roofs in the house. The windows, basement, pipes and walls where the pipes run through
  • In case of flooding, it is very crucial that a house, building be cleaned thoroughly in order to prevent the mold.
  • Ventilation and any living space, showers, cooking areas like the kitchen to prevent stuffiness that might lead to molding is crucial.

In cases where the mold is uncontrollable there will be need to call for professional help. Calling mold inspectors is often the smart move to ensure complete removal of mold. Continuous mold inspections and testing is important.

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