How to Deal with Mold in Your Home
Have you ever wondered why you constantly have a cough, itchy eyes, or flu-like symptoms? The answer could be found in mold spores in your home.
Types of Mold
Mold is a very common problem in virtually every household. Mold can be found almost everywhere, especially where there is moisture. When moisture is continuously present, mold can grow rapidly. There are many different types of mold, including:
Each type of mold can cause different responses in humans when ingested, ranging from a mild allergic reaction to hemorrhages or brain abscesses. Unfortunately, often the symptoms of mold poisoning go unnoticed or are mistaken for another ailment. Since mold mainly affects the respiratory system, people often think they are experiencing symptoms of a cold or seasonal allergy. The misdiagnosis causes many individuals to continue to be exposed to mold, worsening the symptoms. The reality is that each type of mold needs to be dealt with promptly and strategically, to avoid the risk of encountering health issues.
The most common solution offered for getting rid of mold is usually bleach or vinegar. Additionally, Moldpedia.com offers several different solutions to take care of mold on most surfaces. If you are thinking about removing mold in your home on your own, take the proper safety precautions to avoid overexposure. Think about wearing:
- N-95 Respirator
- Safety glasses or goggles
- Single-use gloves
- Long sleeves
Assessing Structural Damage
If the mold has spread extensively to drywall, or if wood finishes on cabinets and vanities are starting to fall apart, it may be safer to completely replace them altogether.
Take, for instance, water-damaged cabinets or drywall. Mold spores grow when there is the presence of moisture, and wet cabinets or drywall is the prime breeding ground for mold. The rapid growth is usually paired with the deterioration of the material, causing mold to overtake the water-damaged material altogether. At a certain point, the water-damaged material can no longer be salvaged, and it is necessary for the material to be replaced. With mold, it is better to be safe than sorry, and avoid the long-term effects of mold exposure-especially if there are children or elderly residing in the house, as they are especially prone to developing health problems due to mold exposure.
If the mold infestation is enough for the material to be replaced, it is imperative that you find a company that can help you out in locating the mold and removing it completely, especially when mold has spread to drywall or cabinetry. Get in contact with a company that can provide you with everything that you need, including removal of contaminated materials and the installation of brand-new cabinets or drywall.
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