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You Need to Be Aware Of Toxic Mold

Aug 19, 2008
You might have been wondering what all the ruckus has been about mold in the home. Mold has always been around and it might wonder why it has suddenly become to topic of so much concern and conversation. The answer is simply really, it can kill you. Well, it could if you happen to be severely allergic to it and are exposed to it long enough. Actually, many people are allergic to mold and it can cause all sorts of allergic reactions to it. Dying from mold exposure is really quite rare, but it has been known to happen.

The most common health altering hazards of mold are the allergic reactions. You might get sneezing, watery eyes, scratchy or sore throat, headaches and breathing difficulty similar to asthma. Sometimes people can have some of these symptoms and never really make the connection to mold in their home. If you have recently moved to a new place and suddenly start experiencing some of these things, you should check to see if there is mold anywhere in the house.

When a home stays very humid it can be perfect for mold growth. If you notice a damp feel in your house or live in a humid climate, you could easily have mold. Dehumidifiers in a house can help eliminate some of the humidity and help reduce the risk of mold developing. Making sure you have exhaust fans in the kitchen and any bathrooms in the home is necessary in every house. These fans help pull excess moisture from the air while you are cooking or showering.

Making sure that there are no plumbing leaks in the home is a wise thing. Leaks that go undetected long enough and come in contact with wood, sheetrock, or other materials will make a good food source for mold and it will continue to spread as long as the conditions are right. When mold starts spreading behind walls and underneath floors is when you can really run into some costly home repairs to have it eliminated.

Amy time you find mold growing on a surface you need to know why it started and fix the problem. Basements and crawl spaces are notorious for mold because they can be damp, dark, and humid. You might have a hard time eliminating the moisture in these places, but it needs to be done. A professional water damage company can come out and check for you and help you fix the problem causing mold if they find any.
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