Black Mold is Not Good

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Black Mold is Not Good

Fall is the prime time for mold growth. It is really important to keep all the spaces in your home dry and as free of moisture as you can to prevent not only mold spores but colonies of mold spores from forming. You can find mold spores anywhere in your home. They rarely cause any problem until they start growing at quite a fast rate of speed. All that takes is to have wet, moist conditions. Sometimes on a window sill you’ll see what looks like black fuzzy material. This is probably a mold colony. Colonies give off spores but the bad thing is they grow down into permeable material like carpet, wood, and wallboard. Ultimately they end up destroying the entire surface they are on and this can run into a lot of money.

The first home I owned had mold in and around the tub and a little on the wall. My Dad said he would do the work as it didn’t look like too big of a job. Were we wrong! Once the wallboard was opened it revealed the extent of the damage which included all the walls and the floor boards. So, try your best to keep surfaces dry to prevent a problem like this one.

A good place to keep a look out for mold is anywhere there might be an ongoing leak. One place like that is around your toilet, a shower, or your basement. Check the basement carefully because little cracks can let in more water than you would think. If your basement floods it is a prime target for black mold.

Not only does mold cause household problems: individuals can develop allergic reactions, allergies and/or asthma. A runny nose is common as is a sore throat. All in all, the best reedy is fixing all leaky spots and keeping moisture in check. Products containing natural ingredients work effectively in eliminating mold from your home.

Remember that a dehumidifier will assist in the removal of stagnant water in crawl spaces, nooks and crannies.

By: Bradley Skierkowski