Mold can grow just about anywhere there is moisture, so you won’t be surprised to know that it is more common in humid areas of the country. Buildings that have been affected by hurricanes — those with broken windows or damaged roofs — can also allow water in and encourage mold growth. If you live in the areas below and think for any reason that you might have a mold problem, contact Culley Enviro for professional mold testing.
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The Dangers of Mold
Black mold or any other type of mold isn’t something you should ignore. It tends to get worse over time, spreading throughout the building and negatively affect the sale price of any structure that’s affected.
But the real dangers of black mold and other types of mold are the health effects it can have on humans. When people breath in the mycotoxins that mold releases, initial response often resembles those of seasonal allergies: sneezing, coughing, irritation to eyes, nose, and throat. Chronic fatigue, headaches, and rashes are also common. Unfortunately, respiratory problems can progress to dangerous levels, especially in anyone who has previous breathing difficulties.
All mold and especially black mold can also affects the brain in frightening ways. Beyond a standard headache, mold sickness can range from something as simple as trouble concentrating to much more serious problems such as insomnia, memory loss, depression, confusion, and anxiety.
In addition to the adverse health effects, mold can cause major structural damage to any home or building. Without the proper mold inspection and mitigation, mold can spread throughout the home very quickly taking with it the integrity and strength of the inhabited structure. In many cases, the mold damage can lead to significant construction costs.
What Can Be Done?
If you or a loved one seems fine when outside the home, only to start feeling bad once they get inside the house, you should call a mold inspection company right away. Conversely, if you own a building and people complain about breathing problems only experienced when in your building, most testing should be an immediate concern to find out if you need mold removal.
During testing, a certified mold inspector will review the building in question. This includes a visual inspection; the presence of mold is sometimes very obvious, while other times it’s hidden. Air testing is also common to determine the exact type of mold being dealt with. The inspector will also discuss the history of the property to determine the most likely locations mold might be hiding.
Culley Enviro Is Here To Help
We’re mold remediation and inspection experts, and we’re ready to help you with your problem, Contact Culley Enviro today to protect yourself and those around you from the dangers associated with this problematic fungus.