What Health Dangers Can Mold Cause?


In caves, forests and other environments, mold and fungus deteriorates rotting organic material and enriches the soil around it, but it can cause significant health issues if it grows in your home. Luckily, most kinds of mold are typically harmless, however a little spot may later become a huge issue. Mold reproduces using spores that are released into the air and causes illness if inhaled by anyone with mold allergies or asthma. According to a few studies, there is a correlation between an early exposure to mold and the development of asthma in some younger children.

Common mold is harmless for many people, but can hurt more sensitive groups. Mold allergies are common for many people and flair up at various times depending on the concentration of mold. If you have a mold allergy, you’ll probably have cold-like symptoms like sneezing or a runny nose when you’re around mold. The most severe reactions include difficulty breathing. Mold and mildew can be especially triggering for asthma attacks too. Additional sensitive groups at risk include:

  • Infants and kids
  • Those 65 and up
  • Immune sensitive individuals
  • Those with severe lung disease

Where is Mold Found?

Typically found in damp places, mold and mildew can build up over time. Mold can get into your your home through any opening, such as doors left open, open windows, vents and air conditioning and heating systems. Mold doesn’t only enter your home through open doors and windows– it can also latch onto your clothes, purses, pets and shoes and be transported indoors.

If the amount of mold in your home exceeds normal levels, it can affect the physical well-being of your family, your possessions and the structure itself. Mold growth commonly occurs in moist places, but it can be found in unexpected places. These include:

  • Paper products
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Cardboard
  • Wood products
  • Paints
  • Insulation
  • Drywall
  • Upholstery

How Can I Stop Mold in the Home?

There are precautions you can take to ensure that mold won’t grow in your home. We suggest the following:

  • Set up ventilation in showers, laundry rooms and kitchen
  • Control the humidity levels in your home
  • If there’s a flood, clean and dry your home carefully
  • Immediately fix leaky roofs, windows or pipes
  • Call Paul Davis mold damage restoration contractors for affordable mold removal

Call Us Today for Mold Removal Services

Are you concerned that there’s a mold infestation in your home that’s too much for you to take care of alone? Call the mold remediation experts at Paul Davis. Call Paul! 888-473-7669 for affordable mold removal.

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