Are you feeling ill at home or at work? Mold may be the silent culprit. Hard to detect mold can cause eye irritation, nasal blockage, and non-stop coughing. The allergen can trigger severe reactions, especially for people who suffer from acute lung disease. Immune compromised people might have to endure prolonged lung infections. A 2004 study conducted by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) discovered the link between mold and upper respiratory tract illness symptoms such as constant wheezing. Mold can grow in damp areas of a home or office, as well as outdoors within freshly cut grass and compost piles. It is no secret that mold can grow virtually anywhere and causes immense suffering. However, there are three things you might not know about mold.
Diminishes Home Values
Mold thrives on food and moisture located in warm areas of a home. The most effective method for eliminating mold is to deprive it of sustenance by removing the culprits feeding it. If you do not take immediate action to remove mold from your home, you can face long-term consequences that include a diminished value of your home. Savvy home buyers work with licensed home inspectors to uncover what is often missed by the naked eye, including the presence of mold. The cost of eliminating mold pales in comparison to what you lose in the reduced value of your home.
Mold is not a problem that takes time to evolve. In fact, mold can grow within 24 hours of sufficient exposure to food and moisture. When we mention food, we are talking about more than fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Mold can grow quickly on grout, fabric, cement, cardboard, and insulation. Temperatures ranging from 41 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit provide the perfect climate for fast mold growth. However, mold thrives inside of buildings that maintain room temperatures between 64 and 72 degrees. Finally, high humidity acts as a growth hormone that accelerates the development of mold.
Difficult to Detect
Although you can see and smell mold, most of the time it is located too far away for you to notice until allergic symptoms appear. Instead of searching for mold, understand what causes it and implement measures to prevent the growth of the common household health concern. Although mold doesn’t let you know it’s there, you can discover mold by searching in areas where it is commonly found. Look in the cabinets located under the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Search for damp areas in the basement that provide optimal growing conditions for mold.
Mold Remediation & Removal in Lawrence & Haverhill MA
If you experience an outbreak of mold inside your home or office, contact Infinity Abatement today! We can be reached by text 24/7 in order to provide estimates and schedule mold remediation and removal. Infinity Abatement can be reached by calling or texting 978-994-8734 or by filling out our online contact form.