You want to make sure that you take care of your house and that any damage is repaired and it is kept clean. You also want to look for signs of bigger damage such as a leak can be a sign of roof damage. If you have a burst pipe the floors, carpets, walls and more can be damaged. One of the problems that homeowner face is when they have moisture or water damage and the secondary problem is the growth of mold. Mold is a serious problem and if it is not treated in the proper manner it can continue to grow. The growth and exposure to mold can be very harmful to your health. It is a good idea to know what could cause mold to appear and what symptoms you may experience.
American Hometown Services outlines common causes of mold and how it can make you sick.
What Causes Mold in Your House?
There are lots of ways that your home can become infested with mold and even mildew. Mold can actually grow on just about any surface and just about anywhere. There is one component that is necessary for mold to start to grow and that is moisture. Moisture can linger after a storm that hits your house and floods the floors. It can be a leak in your roof that causes water to drip through the ceiling and down the walls. It can be from plumbing water lines that are all through the house that has a leak or a burst pipe. The water can be leaking behind a wall or under the ground for a while before you even notice. You also could live in a climate that has a high level of moisture that you don’t work to keep out of your house. The mold will take hold of surfaces and start to grow until it is treated and removed.
Is Mold Exposure Harmful?
Many people are not aware that having mold in your house can actually be making your family sick. The mold is growing on a surface and the spores get in the air and you can breathe them in. You may start to notice that you are feeling sick in your own house. You might experience stuffiness, sore throats, coughing and skin and eye irritation. These are all common signs that you are having allergies from the presence of mold. You can have your home inspected and treated for mold if you suspect that is what your symptoms are from.
Mold Cleaning, Removal & Remediation in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
If you suspect that your home has mold of you have a moisture build up or water damage it is a good idea to have your home inspected. The inspector can test the air in the house for signs of mold and then locate the problem. You want to make sure that the mold is removed and remediated from the house. This is the only way to ensure that your family is safe. American Hometown Services can come out to your home and treat for mold. Call us today to make an appointment.