There are lots of unanswered questions that surround mold growth, treatment, and prevention procedures. We have specifically designed this section to proffer solutions to the majority of our clients' requests and questions. Most clients don't have an idea of the threat that mold present to health. Having an idea of the causes, risks associated with having such around and basic remedial steps would go a long way in preventing the spread of mold spores. Outlined are major questions that have been carried out through surveys that need to be replied by experts; hence we replied.
What are Molds, and How Do They Grow?
Molds are a category of fungi development that can exist or be found in almost any kind of place provided the favorable conditions for it are maintained. They prefer areas where the moisture, organic matter, and oxygen levels are high. Molds play an essential role in the decomposition of organic matter, but when allowed to exist in large quantities in the home or office environment can be harmful to respiratory health. Molds multiply and reproduce through the release of spores into the atmosphere. As they come in contact with bee surfaces or areas, these spores begin a new cycle that births a new mold.
Where Do Mold Grow?
Molds are prone to be developed in moist and watery areas. This could range from bathrooms, toilets, basements, water facilities, refrigerating, and air conditioning systems. They can also find themselves in between walls, floors, and crawl spaces that absorb water content. Leaks that have not been attended to can serve as supplies of moisture content, which encourages molds to begin sprouting up. The United States environmental protection agency has estimated that one-third of many U.S buildings contain areas or rooms where mold growth can be encouraged. This is without respect to climate changes that occur; the facts have always tallied with scientific evidence.
Can Mold Exposure be Dangerous to Health?
Molds not only can cause damages to the structural integrity of the building but also the health of those exposed to it. You can gain exposure to molds by having physical contact with mold materials, eating foods already contaminated by molds, breathing in spores being released into the atmosphere. These various degrees of exposures could result in allergic reactions that could be in the form of skin, eye, nose irritations. Congestion and aggravation of asthmatic conditions are also a common cause of mold exposures. This is why they should be kept far away from residential spaces.
Should I Clean Up Mold Growth Myself?
Professional help should be contacted once the radius of the affected area is more than 10 square feet. You might not be able to remove these patches or ensure that they are cleaned off without polluting other areas. Removing molds goes far beyond having to clean off the mold growth. It requires special care and expertise to remove them appropriately. It would be best if you were well equipped with protective covering so that you don't have physical contact with the molds being removed.