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What Health Hazards Can Mold Cause?


While mold is important in nature, it is a nuisance if it enters your home. Fortunately, most types of mold are generally harmless, but sometimes a tiny spot can spread across your home. Mold reproduces with the use of spores that are freed into the air and causes problems if inhaled by anyone with mold sensitivities or asthma. A few studies have also found a correlation between an early exposure to mold and the development of asthma in some younger children.

Common mold or mildew is nontoxic for most folks, but can be harmful for those with breathing problems. These mold sensitivities are seen in a lot of people and flair up at different times depending on the concentration of mold. Sneezing, coughing, runny nose, red eyes, wheezing, headaches and similar cold-like reactions are normally seen with mold allergies, making it difficult to target the problem accurately. The most severe reactions include difficulty breathing. Mold can be particularly triggering for asthma attacks too. Other groups at risk include:

  • Infants and children
  • Those 65 and up
  • Immune sensitive individuals
  • Anyone with severe lung disease

Where is Mold Found?

Typically found in damp areas, mildew and mold does grow bigger over time. Mold can get into your your home through open doors, open windows, vents and air conditioning and heating systems. Mold doesn’t only enter your home through open doors and windows. It can also attach onto your clothes, backpacks, animals and shoes and be brought your home.

The growth of mold will affect the physical well-being of your family, your possessions and the structure itself. Mold can grow in wet places, but it can be found in places you might not think to look. These include:

  • Paper products
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cardboard
  • Wood products
  • Paints
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Upholstery

Mold Prevention

You can take preventative steps to make sure that mold doesn’t make its way into your home. Here’s some easy steps you can take:

  • Build in ventilation in showers, laundry rooms and kitchen
  • Control the humidity levels
  • If it floods, clean and dry your home meticulously
  • Mend leaky roofs, windows and pipes as soon as possible
  • Call Paul Davis mold damage repair specialists for affordable mold damage restoration

Call Paul Davis Today for Mold Damage Restoration Services

If you have mold present in your home that’s too much to take care of by yourself, call the mold damage restoration experts at Paul Davis. Call Paul! 888-473-7669 for affordable mold damage restoration.