All we want for our families is a safe and healthy environment for them to live in. We would do anything to protect the ones we love from exposure to any harmful substance. One of the most harmful substances is mold. Recently, it has been shown that being exposed to "toxic" mold has affect the health of countless people. The question is: how dangerous is having mold in your home exactly?
This question in tricky because there are many different types of mold and mold is basically everywhere. There's probably a little in your basement right now. A few mold spores were probably tracked into the house from your shoes. Mold spores can be in breathable spaces and travel in the air. When you step outside, you are surrounded by mold no matter what. The main concern is usually what’s inside, not outside. If you are sensitive to mold however, you should avoid any damp area that could promote mold growth.
Some people are affected by even the smallest amounts of mold. They may have nasal issues, watery eyes, coughing and other physical reactions. To a small amount of people, just a little exposure can be life threatening. There are some people that aren’t affected at all. These people can be around or exposed to all types of molds with no apparent reactions.
The CDC has plenty of information for those concerned about mold in their home. One important thing they advise is keeping moisture out. “Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding,” according to the CDC government website.
This is an even bigger issue if the mold is growing in your home. It must be cleaned up and the moisture problem must be fixed. You can do your research on how to fix the problem, but no matter what, the best solution is getting expert advice from a professional water damage restoration contractor or mold removal/remediation company. Keep your family safe. Contact us, Mae's Carpet Cleaning, by visiting our website www.maescarpetcleaning.com or calling 704-904-2964. You can also book online!