While many people are aware that exposure to mold can be dangerous for their health, few know the extent of the damage that exposure can cause. For those with a mold allergy exposure to mold can create a variety of problems, but after extended exposure, even those without an allergy can begin to suffer. Mold and mildew can proliferate and are very difficult to kill, this makes them a serious issue when they appear in your home.
Mold and mildew growth can be caused by any type of dampness in a home or building. It can be caused by small leaks, the aftermath of significant flooding, or even simple humidity. Often, mold and mildew are part of the after effects of water damage. If your home has had damage always be sure to thoroughly dry any wet areas and call in experts to be sure that the area will be adequately treated.
If you are concerned about mold growth in your home, there are a variety of steps you can take. First, be sure to perform routine checks of your entire plumbing system to be sure that there are no leaks that might be causing dampness. Next, make sure that the areas in your home that are prone to humidity are appropriately ventilated, kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry rooms should all have ventilation to be sure that no moisture lingers. You may also want to invest in a dehumidifier for your home to help reduce the moisture levels, this is especially useful for unfinished basements which tend to collect dampness and mold.
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