Found just about everywhere, we have used mold for medicines like penicillin. But mold has also been known to cause everything from allergies to death in some cases. So obviously it can be good or bad. However, with household mold, it is essentially speaking always something that nobody wants to deal with. Household mold has been known to cause what they call Sick Building Syndrome or SBS, and it has been linked to various other problems.
So how does household mold actually come into being?Household mold first spreads through open doors and windows, your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, on the fur of a pet, or because of water buildup and coagulation in certain parts of the home. If not dried immediately, mold can become a serious problem, and the water buildup is generally speaking the cause of household mold that is of serious detriment to the occupants. It can grow on carpets, drapes, upholstery, leather, wood products, clothing, paper, cardboard, books, rags, wallboard, cloth, ceiling tiles, ductwork, paint, wallpaper and even household dust.
How do you know if mold is there?
There are ways of testing for mold, and at this time, all testing for household mold requires a qualified professional technician. Once in your home, they can assess for household mold and determine if it is a problem. Sometimes if levels are low enough, they may come back to test to see if the problem has gotten significantly worse at a later date. They will take an outdoor air sample and at the same time an indoor air sample to determine your household mold problem.
How to deal with household mold:
When you know that you have household mold, there are various ways to deal with it. And frankly speaking, you cannot actually do them yourself. Yes, you can use disinfectants, and the important thing is to keep surfaces dry and clean. But once you already have mold damage, one should enlist the help of a professional qualified and experienced in dealing with household mold. They will use professional antibacterials and other cleaners that are specifically made to deal with mold, get down to the root of the problem, and there are even some machines that can get into areas such as the walls without having to take more invasive action.
At Restoration 1, we have years of experience in dealing with household mold. We have researched and studied household mold, and we have found the best treatment programs that are efficient, safe, and get you back into your home in the shortest amount of time possible while dealing with the problem once and for all. Household mold can present a serious risk to your health and wellbeing, and it is not something to simply ignore. Please contact us for more information on how to best deal with your household mold problem.