You may not realize that mold is in your house, especially if it is unusual-looking mold. Some mold growth looks white and thread-like. Other mold appears as clusters of small black spots. Mold can be black, gray-brown, gray-green or white in color.
When you have mold growing hidden away in your house, often a moldy smell might be the only clue that it’s there. Don’t ignore odors if you can’t see any mold. Visible mold growth might seem like an obvious sign of mold. However, many homeowners don’t notice small amounts of mold growth or they think it’s just soot or dirt.
Mold develops in areas that are humid, damp, and warm. Basements and crawlspaces that have leaks or other sources of moisture are susceptible to such mold growth. Molds release spores because it feeds on organic materials found in common household items exposed to moisture such as carpet, drywall, sub-flooring, and insulation.
Exposure to these spores triggers a range of harmful symptoms in humans.
The most common health effects associated with mold often involve the respiratory system. Chronic sneezing and coughing, rashes, irritation to the eyes, persistent headaches, and frequent fatigue are symptoms associated with mold exposure.
The sooner mold growth is dealt with, the sooner the indoor air quality becomes safer for everyone.
Long-term exposure to mold is unhealthy for anyone. Some individuals, however, develop more serious diseases sooner compared to others. They include the following:
-Infant and children
-Individuals with allergies and respiratory condition
Instead of dealing with the health risks associated with mold, prioritize prevention. Controlling mold growth immediately spares your family from its dangerous effects. Call the experts at AAA Restoration to treat the contaminated areas as soon as you can.