Here are a few of the damages mold can cause: Mold spores are naturally in indoor air, but when it starts growing inside, the amount of mold spores in the air can increase exponentially. Why is this? Active mold growth is like a mold factory, making new spores that are released into the air when the mold is disturbed. Energy-efficient building practices, which make buildings easier to heat and cool, can restrict ventilation so the mold has nowhere to go.
This spells trouble for your health, especially if you have allergies or asthma. Mold has been proven to cause health effects in even non-sensitive individuals, so there is no safe mold problem. You don't want to live with mold. Since mold spreads so quickly, the amount of spores in the air you breathe will only increase over time. Even worse, complex mold projects run the real risk of containing a bigger variety of mold types, some of which may be toxic.
Mold Destroys Property
In nature, mold feeds off of fallen leaves, branches, and other nutrient-rich organic materials. Mold is an important part of the decomposition that enriches the soil and breaks down dead vegetation.
Now think about what mold can do to your building. Mold can damage walls, floors and ceilings by weakening them, eating deep into the materials over time. Mold can also damage wooden support beams, especially when left to grow unchecked, in wet conditions, behind walls and in other hidden spaces. Whenever mold is growing in porous materials, whether upholstered furniture, building materials or carpeting, the materials may not be able to cleaned sufficiently and they may need to be disposed of and replaced instead.
What to do when you suspect, see, or smell mold
While it may be tempting to take up a cloth and wipe the mold away - stop. Mold that you see means it is growing spores - and touching them can release these spores into the air.
Try to stay away from the area. Where mold is growing the density of mold spores in the air is higher, and could cause congestion or other problems, like headache and dizziness.
Call a professional for mold remediation. The professional mold remediators at Express Cleaner, use methods to remediate mold based on the prevailing industry standards. Our training and equipment will make sure that the problem is taken care of the right way.