Understanding mold problems..

Having mold in the house is a problem dreaded by many homeowners. Mold is a serious problem that could cause your property to go out of shape and decline in value if not taken care of.

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Mold removal/remediation probably sounds strange to you, no need to fret over these terms, you will find out more information as regards in this article.

What is mold remediation?

 Mold remediation simply involves the process of getting mold back to their natural level in terms of population. The natural level here means, bringing the population to a harmless level.

As you know molds are everywhere, but they only grow and multiply when they land in a moist or damp place. For this reason, is why mold removal is seen as a fallacy by some other schools of thought as they opined that is rather impossible to completely eliminate molds from the ecosystem.

Understanding molds…

Molds are regarded as a natural component of the ecosystem. They are fungal microorganisms and can thrive anywhere there is oxygen and water. They are responsible for biodegradation in decaying organic matters, and also play important roles in soil fertility.

It is scientfically proven that fungi are desirable outside while they are regarded as dangerous and harmful if their levels go beyond the threshold level indoor. The growth of these microbes can occur on any of these surface or materials: 

  1. Wood
  2. Paper
  3. Insulation 
  4. Carpet
  5. Foods and so on.

The sigs of mold in your household

These are signs that show that molds have grown to a harmful level in your house.

  1. Signs of mold growth: Molds appear in varieties of colours, ranging from white, black, gray-brown, or even orange and once you see traces of these structures in their clusters or threadlike forms, you should be concerned.
  2. Water damage: regardless of the category of water damage, all are potential causes of mold.  Any long-term moisture will inevitably lead to the formation of mold. If your home has water stains, discoloration on walls, floor, or ceilings, or if you notice bubbling, cracking, or peeling paint or wallpaper, then you are most likely to deal with a mold producing problem.
  3. Water leaks: leaks may be unnoticeable especially when the leak is in a hidden place, for example, if the leak is in a wall. This is why you should always treat the repair of leaks with urgency. Areas where condensation often forms can also be a  safe haven for molds, such as windows and metal pipes.

There are also instances where individuals suffer mold allergies, you may be allergic to molds if you show any of the following symptoms:

  1. Coughing
  2. Wheezing
  3. Sneezing
  4. Sore, itchy throat
  5. Congestion 
  6. Sinus headaches

The best solution for sufferers of allergies is for them to vacate the building and seek mold remediation from professionals.