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The Health Dangers of Mold

While mold plays a crucial part in nature, it can be a nuisance if it invades your house. Luckily, most types of mold is typically harmless, but a little patch can spread throughout your home. When mold reproduces, it releases particles into the air which can cause problems if breathed in by people with allergies or breathing issues. A few studies have also found a link between an early exposure to mold and the development of asthma in some younger children.

For most, garden variety mildew or mold isn’t dangerous or even obvious. That said, it can impact other folks who are allergy prone or who have asthma. These mold allergies are common for a lot of people and flair up on various occasions based on the concentration of mold. If you have a mold allergy, you’ll likely have cold-like symptoms like sneezing or a runny nose when you’re near mold. More serious allergies can cause harsh reactions like difficulty breathing. Those with asthma need to be particularly careful near high concentrations of mold because it may trigger asthma attacks. Additional groups at risk include:

  • Babies and kids
  • The elderly
  • Those with a weak immune system
  • People with serious lung disease

Where Mold can be Found

Mildew and mold does build up over time in damp areas. A house can get a mold infestation through open doorways, windows, vents and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold doesn’t only enter a house through windows and doors. It can attach onto your clothes, purses, animals and shoes and be brought your house.

Mold growth will affect your family’s physical well-being, as well as your possessions and the building itself. Mold can grow in wet places, but it can be found in places you may not think to look. These include:

  • Paper products
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cardboard
  • Wood products
  • Paints
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Upholstery

Mold Prevention

There are certain precautions you can take to ensure that mold doesn’t make its way into your house. Here’s some easy steps you can take:

  • Set up ventilation for showers, laundry rooms and kitchen
  • Control the humidity levels in your house
  • If there’s a flood, meticulously clean and dry your house
  • Immediately repair leaky roofs, windows or pipes
  • Contact Paul Davis mold damage restoration contractors for affordable mold removal

Call Paul Davis Immediately for 24/7 Emergency Mold Removal Services

If you have mold present in your house that’s too much to handle by yourself, contact the mold removal experts at Paul Davis. Call Paul! 888-473-7669 for affordable mold removal.