The Dangers of Neglecting Mold Problems
Mold is a common household problem. It proliferates in high-moisture areas and can rapidly spread through the air and across surfaces. Mold is a serious problem as it can cause health problems. In this post, Castino Restoration discusses the dangers of mold and explains why professional mold removal services are important.
How Does Mold Spread?
Mold is a type of fungi and reproduces through spores that travel through the air. When the spores land on a moist or humid surface, they will grow and start a new colony of mold. These spores can spread quickly and easily throughout your home, especially with the aid of modern ventilation.
Mold and Health
While the effects of mold on the human body vary in degrees, people with allergies will suffer more. Health effects range from mild nasal stuffiness to throat and eye irritation and even skin allergies. In some cases, mold can even cause lung problems.
Addressing the mold problem starts with the source. The most important thing you can do is eliminate high-moisture areas in your home. If your home has experienced flooding before even just in the basement, we recommend flood damage restoration.
Letting moisture settle in your basement and other affected areas creates a breeding area for mold, so you’ll want to prevent this from happening. Additionally, it’s also a good idea to patch up leaks, even small ones. They can grow in a matter of weeks, and mold originating from the roof is more difficult to address.
Castino Restoration, your water damage repair specialist, is your ally in the battle with mold. Call us today at (847) 973-5008 to learn more about how we can prevent mold from growing in your home. We serve homeowners in Chicago, IL.