Keeping your home clean and free from harmful bacteria can seem overwhelming; there are many different factors that can attribute to a home falling victim to dangerous materials. One of the more common issues that home owners face today is the presence of mold in the home. Mold or mildew may live indoors or outdoors and thrives in damp, warm, and humid environments. While showers, tubs, bathrooms and basements are more typical moist areas prone to the growth of molds, any moist area in the house may become a safe harbor for mold and mildew. Mold in the home can become a danger to you and your family if it is not addressed immediately.
Toxic Mold Allergy Symptoms & Reactions
Families experience allergic reactions to mold that are left to linger for long periods of time in a home. Mold allergy symptoms and signs include wheezing, rash, watery eyes, itchy eyes, couching, redness of eyes and difficult breathing. Some of the more common molds that are found within a home are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria and Aspergillus. Different types of mold have the ability to grow on different types of surfaces. Some molds will thrive on the surfaces of food and carpet, while others will grow rapidly on the surface of wood, paper and gypsum board.
Where is Mold Found in Homes?
Some people may experience more severe medical issues when exposed to mold than others. Typically people who already suffer from respiratory issues will feel the effects of mold more than those who do not. Others may experience allergic reactions while others seem to go unbothered. Mold is a dangerous growth of spores that can damage a home and make people sick. While mold is usually found in areas like the bathroom or basement, it can hide in other areas throughout your home. A home can harbor mold in drywall, ceiling tiles, carpets, furniture, ductwork, roofing, and paneling and even behind wall paper.
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Mold that exists outside of your home can gain access into your home through open doors, windows and air vents. Mold can also attach itself to clothing, shoes and even your pet. Keeping mold away from and out of your home requires thorough and regular cleaning, especially in the most moist and humid areas of your home. Keeping your home spotless will greatly assist in the absence of mold within your home. Not everyone has time for the thorough cleaning that a mold free home requires, contact American Hometown Services to thoroughly clean your home and remove any existing mold that is living within the walls of your home.