DO NOT PANIC! Molds are nothing but tiny organisms, part of the fungi family which helps in breaking down animal and plant matter, contributing to the natural ecosystem.
They are heroes, outside in the environment, which is not the case when they start living in your home along with you. These molds release spores to replicate themselves and this travels via air. These spores are merely visible particles that reach your home via windows, doors, clothes, and shoes, well on few occasions, you bring them with you too.
The next question that you may ask is, “How do they live inside my house?” Well to answer that question of yours, we have to look for few places which hold moisture at your home:
- Leaking pipes
- Window corners
- Storage room which hasn’t been clean in a while
- Any other damp, dirty, and mushy place.
There are various types of molds:
- Cladosporium, which grows both in warm and cold locations
- Aspergillus can be found in fabrics, attics, even walls
- Alternaria thrives near ACs, windows, bathrooms
- Penicillium, grows in basements, under carpets, water clogged areas
- Stachybotrys chartarum grows on things that have high cellulose content
- Aureobasidium, found on woods and walls.
If you know how to look for a spot, you have already won half the game of spotting a mold at your place. These molds carry an earthy smell along with them or can be found creeping their way out of a material they are growing on.
The molds in your home don’t make you sick but they do cause a few potential health problems. Coming in contact with a spore or inhaling spores can lead to allergic issues. You might have headaches, skin irritation, sneezing problem, cough, or even have lung irritation.
If you or any of your family members have asthma, cystic fibrosis, allergies, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder); a mold spore can trigger complications, even an infection.
Now, do we have a clear picture of how important is to remove mold from your home? You can begin by using a few commercial products to remove them. Seeking help from Mold Removal Hamilton is the best way to safeguard yourself and your family.
Trying to prevent mold growth in your home might just save you a lot of trouble and worry. Fixing any water leaks, from a water pipe or sewage pipes; Repair your windows that have cracks or holes; Keep your carpet dry; Let your room get enough ventilation possibly by installing an exhaust fan to help in air circulation; Do not let water clog in your washbasin or in your washrooms; Keep your bathrooms dry making sure the water actually drained down the pipe.
Home maintenance is just as necessary to keep the hygiene of your home and in addition prevent from mold taking over all of your homes. Before you shift to your rental rooms or to your new home, make sure to get it checked by a mold specialist to breathe in the fresh air of your new apartment and also to prevent any unwanted health issues.