Removing mold is an important part of cleaning your home. However, don’t presume that mold grows in “dirty” places. Mold and mildew spores like to gather up other debris as they spread. This is why it is easy to assume mold equals dirt.
Companies that remove mold look for mold in the obvious places as well as in the not so obvious places. Mold likes damp environments. At the same time, it also likes to “hide.” One of the mold’s favorite places to hide is in your carpets.
What happens if we leave mold? Under the right conditions, it spreads like wildfire to the rest of the home or property.
Water Damage and Mold
Mold and water damage go hand in hand. If you notice mold growing on a wall, you should find out what is going on. Not getting the mold checked out and not removing mold, often means you are overlooking another potential problem.
You may have a leaking water or sewage pipe. Both are common reasons for mold. If you don’t fix the mold, you could potentially end up with a major water leak in the future. This is one of the top reasons companies that remove mold also help to find leaks.
Mold and Disease
If you let mold run rampant in a home or building, disease is often the end result. Eventually, the individuals who reside in or use the building may come down with unexplained health problems.
Health problems related to mold include respiratory disease. Symptoms of mold infection or sensitivity include blocked sinuses, itchy eyes, and coughing. But, symptoms are not limited to the respiratory system. You may also experience itchy skin, fatigue, and muscle pains.
If you notice any of these, get in touch with companies that remove mold right away. It could be another reason but the most common reason is excessive mold. The problem with mold is that it is not always visible.
Mold often hides in walls and upholstered materials. As we have already mentioned, regular carpet cleaning is important to keep mold away.
Mold infections can cause some very bizarre symptoms. The good news is that most doctors are now aware. They often recommend removing mold if you have symptoms that can be contributed to having inhaled mold.
Can Mold Cause Structural Weakness?
Woodworm can cause serious damage. But, so can mold.
Mold is a clear indication that part of the building is damp or even wet. As we all know, too much water or humidity causes wooden structures to collapse.
Even the mold may not cause a building to collapse, it can certainly damage it. If not removed, it can soften wood.
A good comparison is rust. As we all know, rust can “eat” away at an object and turn into dust. In many ways, mold spores can do the same thing. When removing mold, most mold remediation services check the structure where the mold was found.
What Happens if I Leave Mold Untreated in the Bathroom?
Removing mold found in a bathroom is essential. Before you know it, mold starts to appear on your shower head or on the bath faucets.
When that happens, it is easy for the mold to transfer onto your skin. The end result is itchy skin. Yes, you can suffer a mold infection from using a moldy showerhead.
When you have mold in a wet area, it can quickly spread to the rest of the property.
One of mold favorite ways of spreading is on our clothes and damp towels. But, that is not all. Another vital of removing mold is cleaning air vents and the HVAC system. Companies that remove mold say that our HVAC systems and air conditioning units are one of mold’s secret hiding places.
Once in the HVAC system, mold spores can spread everywhere. The spores buddy up with dust. Before long, you will end up with a very unpleasant smelling home. Not only will you have to have your air ducts cleaned, but you may also have to deodorize your home.
Catching and removing mold early on prevents many of these problems.
What Do I Do if I Notice Mold?
If you notice a small amount of mold, you may not have to get in touch with companies that remove mold.
But, if you notice a great deal of mold, and mold in different areas of your home, it is best to contact a mold removal service.
As we have already mentioned, finding mold does not mean your home is dirty. More than often it is an indication that humidity levels in your home are high. Controlling humidity is not easy.
When Rapid Restoration Recovery Inc remove mold from a building we check the humidity levels. If they are still high after removing mold, it could indicate that you have water coming in through the roof or a window.
The area where water or humidity is entering your home must be located. If it is not found, the mold spores start spreading in a matter of days again. You are back where you started and probably calling us again.
When Is Mold Common?
A Water damage is one of the main culprits behind mold. If you have experienced water damage as a result of storm damage or fire damage, there is a chance you will find mold growing in your home.
Deep cleaning helps to combat mold. When we deal with water damage, we always recommend a property be deep cleaned.
Other situations can occur which could have you reaching for the phone and calling a mold removal service.
We often end up removing mold in properties with hoarder situations. It is very much part of the hoarder cleanup process.
When you need our help, please feel free to give us a call. You can also contact us using the form on our website. Many of our services are available on a 24/7 basis including biohazard removal and air vent cleaning service.