Mold is a dangerous growth that can cause serious health implications for humans and animals living in a household.
Mold thrives in dark, damp and warm conditions.
It is imperative that you are able to recognize mold types, and how to effectively treat them in your home. The best and safest solution is a professional cleaning company that specialized in green mold removal.
How Does Mold Affect Human Health?
There are many conditions that can worsen when exposed to mold including asthma and allergies. A member of your family with existing breathing problems will be adversely affected by exposure to mold.
Types of Mold
Mold is a fungus and grows in many places. You will commonly find mold in bathroom areas due to its liking for dark damp environments.
Harmful molds are classified as:
- Allergenic: Molds that cause allergies and allergic reactions
- Pathogenic: Molds that cause a health problem
- Toxigenic: Molds that are toxic and could cause disease or death
Alternaria or Green Mold
Alternaria is the most common mold. It falls into the allergenic category and will cause allergies or allergic reactions. It is green or black in color and will be found in damp areas such as bathtubs.
Aspergillus is another common mold and there are over 185 species. This is an allergenic mold but unfortunately can develop into a toxigenic mold. Some species produce the cancer-causing toxins known as aflatoxins.
Stachybotrys or Black Mold
Stachybotrys is a toxic mold and can cause breathing problems, sinus infections, and depression. It can also cause nose bleeds, fevers, and painful headaches.
Children’s prognosis is even worse with Stachybotrys causing serious neurological problems. If this type of mold is found it your home, children should be removed and the mold removed professionally.
Professional Mold Removal Process
Mold removal is best left to the professionals to ensure the safety of your family. Mold removal specialist will ensure all mold is removed from the house and preventative treatment is put in place.
There may be mold present in areas of your home that you haven’t even noticed yet. Mold spreads quite quickly and will often be in expected areas that aren’t usually occupied by people.
Materials that are loose and infested with mold in your home will be removed. Rooms that are damp will be dried out with professional dryers to ensure that mold which thrives on damp areas has no chance of staying.
If the mold is limited to one room or area, the area will be properly sealed off to ensure the spores don’t spread to any further areas in your house. Any materials containing mold that are removed from your house will be put into sealed containers before removing. A fungicide will be sprayed in the infected and surrounding areas to ensure that all the mold is killed and has no opportunity to return.
Whether it’s green mold or black mold, if your home has any mold in it, then contact us before it is too late!