Our immune systems have been bombarded lately, and our health is more important now than it ever has been. Since our homes here in Tehachapi have become a safe haven for us and our families these past couple years, it is important that we keep them safe and healthy. There is one threat to our health that is found lurking in every home though – Mold. Because mold is a naturally occurring substance, our immune systems were made to battle mold in small quantities. However, mold can become overwhelming to our bodies and our health in large amounts and with prolonged exposure. This is why catching and resolving indoor mold is very important. The mold removal experts at Alert Disaster are here to share some information on mold, how to identify it, and what to do to remove it so you can help to keep your home clean and safe this winter.
Mold is a type of fungi that thrives in dark and damp locations. Mold is found both indoors and outside, and there are many different types of mold – over 60,000 species. When found indoors, mold can grow and spread very quickly through spores. Mold spores are microscopic and travel through the air, making them a harmful airborne pathogen to all who are exposed to it. The allergens and toxins produced by mold can cause a number of respiratory symptoms, such as:
For those who have asthma, symptoms may be more severe, as well as those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, and infants who are all more prone to more serious symptoms when exposed to mold. Clearly, mold is not something you want to let run rampant in your home, and should be treated as soon as the problem is detected.
So, how do you detect mold in the first place? Some common signs of mold in your home are:
Mold is more likely to grow in areas that are humid or where excess water is present. If you have had or currently have leaky pipes or water damage, odds are that mold will be present there. If you notice any of the above signs, or suspect that you may have mold in your home, call Alert Disaster for an inspection right away. We offer thorough and safe mold removal services to keep your home healthy and free from the dangers associated with mold exposure. Our technicians are trained and experienced in detecting, removing, and resolving mold damage so you can be happy and healthy in your home. Do not hesitate to call Alert Disaster for any mold questions, concerns, or information you may have or need, and know that when you need mold removal we are here for you.