Get Rid of Mold

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Get Rid of Mold

Mold is everywhere and high concentrations of mold spores can be found in areas such as compost piles, landfills and wet damp basements, its part of our environment and a decomposer of organic material such as fallen tree leaves, animal droppings, wood and damp building materials. So getting rid of mold is on the minds of every home owner, but before you can get rid of mold you should take a few minutes and try to better understand mold spores, mold, mildew and the way they affect our homes and the health of our family.

Where does mold come from and what causes it to grow? Mold requires basically four things to grow. The most important element in the growth of mold is temperature, oxygen, nutrients and a water or humidity source. Mold spores enter through the air ventilation ducks or no people and our pets. Items that are brought into the home can also be carriers of mold.

There are several types of mold in the world. Researchers estimated that between 300,000 and 350,000 different types of mold exist in the world today. Some molds are harmful to humans and some molds are non – harmful. The affects of mold on humans range can range from slight flu like symptoms to asthma attacks and even death in some extreme circumstances. The harmful effects of mold are caused by a chemical called “mycotoxins” that is releases into the air by mold growth. Mold affects humans in many different ways. Some individuals suffering from asthma or compromised immune systems can experience server side effects from the exposure to mold. The amount of exposure is currently still out for debate. Epidemiological research has in fact determined that humans that live in musty environments compared to humans that live in dry environments have a considerably higher rate of repertory illness in general. Some researchers have claimed that humans exposed to large amounts of mold have experienced brain damage and even death in some cases.

Regular testing of your home for mold is the best course of action against dangerous toxic mold infestation and mold contamination. Common sense is the best way to detect mold and mildews. The use of your eyes and sense of smell are the best mold detectors. Any discoloration on the walls or floors should require investigation. Musty basements are a very common source of molds and mildews that can travel into the upper levels of your home causing expensive remediation costs. Get rid of mold and keep it out is the best course of action.

If you find that mold is present, the best way to get rid of mold is to contact a mold remediation specialist. Have your home tested for mold and mildews. Contact an air quality specialist immediately. These professionals will determine how much mold is present and what type of mold removal protocol should be established. Get rid of mold and live a healthy mold free life.

By: Bradley Skierkowski