If you suspect mold has invaded parts of your home, calling in a mold remediation/removal specialist should be a priority. But why is mold removal so important? What should you do while you’re waiting for the specialists to arrive? Here’s a helpful guide.
What is mold?
Mold is a name for a group of fungi that have a specific filament like structure and reproduce using spores. Molds vary in terms of texture and color; for example, white/grey molds are often found in bathrooms and known as mildew, while stachybotrys atra is more commonly known as black mold.
Where is it found?
Anywhere that is dark, damp and warm suits mold growth, making our homes an ideal environment for these fungi. Especially vulnerable areas include areas around plumbing, for example in basements, bathrooms and shower stalls, although mold can grow anywhere that’s been damp, from drywall, paneling and ceiling tiles to under carpets and furniture.
Why should mold be treated?
Not only is mold a smelly problem, it’s a health hazard too. Black mold is the most toxic example found in homes, sending spores into the air to cause a wide range of symptoms from sneezing and chronic coughing to nausea and internal bleeding in the respiratory system. Other molds are less toxic but can still cause serious irritation to the respiratory system and are especially dangerous to family members with breathing problems such as asthma.
Mold is also often an indicator of structural problems in your home, from leaking pipes and water damage to a leaky basement. Left untreated, these issues can cause serious and costly damage to your home.
How the professionals treat mold – permanently
If you can see or smell mold in your home, or if you or your family members are complaining of breathing problems, it’s best to call in the professionals to inspect your home. Trying to detect or clean up mold yourself could increase your exposure to toxins and, without the proper solution, the mold will be back before you know it.
At Bonded Waterproofing Systems, we take mold in the home very seriously. Our team will find the underlying cause behind your mold problem and can offer affordable, professional services to ensure that any leaks or waterproofing issues are properly dealt with. We will remove the mold quickly and safely while causing minimal disruption to your home – and our solutions are guaranteed, giving you a mold-free home for at least 5 years.