Prolonged exposure to mold in your home can pose a threat to your respiratory and overall health. Molds also cause adverse health effects by producing allergens. An allergic reaction to mold can cause hay-fever type symptoms such as a runny nose and red eyes. Molds can cause asthma attacks in some individuals who are allergic to mold. In addition, exposure to mold can irritate the skin and throat in certain individuals. Potential health concerns are important reasons to prevent mold growth and to remediate existing problem areas.
There are many different types of mold. They often look like a discoloration or stain to a surface and can show up in many different colors. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors mold growth often occurs. Mold only needs moisture or water, oxygen and an organic source to grow. About 1,000 species of mold can be found in the United States, with more than 100,000 known species worldwide. Prevent mold growth in your home by making sure you have proper ventilation throughout your home especially in moisture problem areas such as basements or damp areas where mold is most likely to form.
If mold is visible in your home you should contact a mold remediation specialist to safely remove the mold. Call Titan Environmental Services today and get a professional diagnosis at 913-432-5500.