Can Mold Impact the Air Quality in My Home?

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Most of us are pretty fearful of mold in the home – for good reason, too. Besides the obvious damages, such as to your home and health, mold is known to cause unseen problems. It often leads to poor indoor air quality, airborne contamination, and allergens affecting the health of everyone in the building. It won’t be long before your mold problem spreads into the air ducts and quickly worsens. Your options? There’s only one. You need to schedule immediate mold remediation services. A team of IICRC-certified technicians can help eliminate the problem altogether.

How Indoor Air Pollutants Affect You

Mold is known as an indoor air pollutant, alongside carbon monoxide, asbestos, and cigarette smoke. According to the EPA, indoor air pollutants are known to cause irritation in the eyes, nose, and throat, in addition to headaches, dizziness, and fatigue. Of course, these are just minor symptoms. There are also long-term effects of extended exposure to mold spores, including respiratory disease, heart disease, and even cancer. It can take years for these effects to appear.

Unfortunately, it’s unclear as to the number of indoor air pollutants that cause specific health conditions. You could be exposed to mold for a single day, an entire week, or a full month. Your health may not be affected whatsoever. Or, you’ll start to experience irritation and fatigue after just one day. Everyone is unique.

Mold as An Indoor Air Pollutant

Mold is a type of fungus. Essentially, the fungus is designed to break down biodegradable materials in the world. As mold consumes these materials, it develops new spores through reproduction to spread its influence and consume more. It is a never-ending cycle.

Unfortunately, as mold spores spread, they start to affect living creatures, including humans and our pets. There are even some types of mold that stick to pets, such as mice.

Handling Mold in Your Home

When you consider all of the various types of property damage, mold is among the trickiest to clean and remove. In fact, you cannot fully remove mold. There will always be spores in the air. The act of mold remediation is designed to control these spores, however. With just a few spores in the air, your health and indoor air quality are not negatively affected. After all, mold is everywhere. But as mold settles and reproduces, leading to a mold infestation, then you have a problem.

As we said, your best option is to schedule mold remediation with a local restoration company. The team will treat the source first, such as water damage or excess moisture from your crawlspace. Then, the air ducts must be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized. Lastly, air cleaners and movers are brought in to treat your indoor air quality conditions. It’s a lengthy process that can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to complete, but it’s worth every penny!

For 24-hour mold remediation services, look no further than your local Restoration 1. You can schedule service with an IICRC-certified technician by calling today!