Guide to Mold
Mold is one type of fungi that can grow both indoors and outdoors. There are different types of molds. Some are harmless while others are dangerous. When found indoors, mold causes numbers of problems. It can be found in attics, crawl spaces, basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. It thrives in warm and moist environments. Like all living things, it can survive if the right conditions are met and can grow into large clusters if proper food and environment are maintained.
Signs of Mold Growth
Although molds can grow indoors, spotting them is not easy. There are many signs that you can find to identify mold growth aside from obviously visible mold. This includes but not limited to strange, musty odor. Mold can also impair the physical structure of the property. Walls can have warped surfaces, discoloration, stains, chipped and peeled paint and other types of deterioration. Health effects are also signed of mold infestation.
Mold Health Effects
The health effects of the mold may vary from person to person while others may not be affected at all. However, prolonged exposure can lead to serious health risks. Symptoms of mold are as follows.
- Itchy nose, eyes, throat, or skin
- Nausea or vomiting
- Mild to severe respiratory problems
Other health risks of mold if not treated right away can include cancer and even death.
Once you know that your home has mold, make sure that you seek professional assistance to get your home mold tested. Not all molds that grow inside your house is visible. Qualified mold removal companies or contractors test your property and identify the severity of the mold problem. A professional mold removal company can make sure that mold is safely and properly removed from your house. Tip Top Restoration is your best option! We are here for you anytime you need!