Finding any kind of mold in your home can be distressing. A 2003 study by the University of Arizona found that mold is pervasive in most homes (found in 100% of the homes tested in the study!) and that certain types of mold can lead to health problems like asthma and allergies. San Diego’s mold removal experts at Clean Earth Restorations can help you find out if the mold in your home is dangerous and needs to be removed.
According to the study, mold grows in places that we don’t tend to think about when cleaning, along with the obvious places. If the mold is not removed properly and destroyed it will continue to grow and exposure levels will mount.
Another interesting finding of the study was that most respondents to the research thought that mold was “someone else’s problem”. Most people did not think mold was an issue in their homes. Mold problems that aren’t taken care of only grow and cause more damage, meaning bigger costs for you later down the line.
We hear about “toxic mold” – black mold that most often grows under stairs, behind walls and beneath flooring. Toxic mold is not common, but many types of common household molds can aggrevate symptoms of allergies and asthma. Moisture feeds more growth and makes the problem worse.
How can you reduce the growth of mold in your home? Here are some tips to prevent mold growth:
- Make sure any water leak is fixed immediately. Standing water and wet areas are happy places for mold to grow.
- Make sure your home is adequately ventilated. With colder tempuratures and heaters on, humidity in the home can rise and foster mold.
- Leave carpet out of bathrooms, laundry rooms and other areas of your home where moisture is an issue or appliances use water.
- Clean hard surfaces regularly to kill mold. If you suffer from allergies or asthma have someone else do the cleaning!
At Clean Earth, we can help with mold. Don’t just call someone to mold test! First, find out if mold is an issue in your home. If you need mold testing, we will bring in a third party mold testing company to determine the types of mold in your home. We will work with you to find a solution that rids your home of mold and keeps your family safe. Mold can be scary, but when you have a company behind you like Clean Earth Restorations, you can rest assured that you will get the services you need to get your home back in shape and free of mold.
Get our free Mold Tips here: