When it comes to mold infestations, it’s tempting to try to deal with the problem yourself, but dealing with mold can be trickier than you think.
How Mold Works
Mold grows in colonies, which spread through spores. When a mold colony is disturbed, it releases spores into the air where humans and animals can breathe them in.
Mold is everywhere, so we all breathe some in on a daily basis. However, in larger quantities, mold in the air can cause serious allergic reactions in susceptible humans and pets. Not all mold is worrisome and some is even useful as medicine or food.
However, large patches of mold inside your home can seriously affect your air quality. Even small quantities of the most dangerous types of black mold, like Stachybotrys can have serious health side effects.
Signs of Mold
Sometimes mold infestations are easy to spot. You can actually see the mold colonies growing on your shower walls or on the damp basement ceiling. Many times mold is a hidden danger. It lurks inside walls, under shower surrounds, and in the unseen places of your home.
If your home has a moldy or musty smell, even if it just crops up from time to time, you may have an unforeseen mold problem. You may also suspect a mold infestation if your family members exhibit symptoms of mold exposure. These include chronic cold and allergy-like symptoms, such as coughing, throat irritation, headaches, sneezing, congestion, eye irritation and difficulty breathing.
Some people are more sensitive to mold exposure than others. If even one member of your family experiences these symptoms on an ongoing basis, call in the professionals to check your home for potential mold.
Dealing with Mold
You may be able to deal with a tiny patch of mildew in your shower on your own. However, if you suspect a larger mold infestation, you’ll need to call in a professional.
Crisis Cleaning is trained to find and eradicate mold while preventing it from spreading. We thoroughly examine your property for mold and may uncover it in places you would never have found otherwise. Then, we use specialized treatment techniques to keep mold spores from getting into the air while we clean. Our specialized cleaning agents deep clean the mold to ensure that it won’t come back.
If you think you have a mold problem on your property, call Crisis Cleaning’s 24-hour hotline at 877-260-4828. We’re here to answer your questions and to solve your mold problem.