Stop mold in its tracks!

Stop mold in its tracks!

July 30, 2015 Off By Jane

Mold is much more than the green, fuzzy stuff that grows on your child’s three-day-old lunch.  It’s a dangerous substance that can be found in your home, causing all kinds of havoc.  From health problems to structural damage to your home, mold can cause a host of problems.  For that reason, it’s important to take steps to both keep mold away and to catch existing mold in its early stages.  For that, there are companies that specialize in mold inspection Ajax residents.  They can help with mold remediation so you can rest easy knowing your family is protected.

Many people make the mistake of assuming that mold is nothing more than an unsightly side effect of having a basement.  The truth is, however, that mold can actually be a very real threat to your health.  Mold spores can cause respiratory problems such as asthma and chronic cough, as well as migraines, skin rashes and sinus infections.  More serious, though rare, complications from coming in contact with mold can include memory loss and other cognitive issues.  As you can see, ignoring the presence of mold in your basement can potentially manifest itself in more frequent trips to the doctor!

Mold thrives in wet or damp, dark conditions.  Because of that, most basements provide ideal conditions for the growth of mold.  Don’t panic if you suspect there is mold in your basement, however.  There are many companies who specialize in mold removal and remediation who can help.  As soon as you notice the first signs of mold, call a specialist immediately.  Mold thrives and grows very quickly in the right conditions, so you don’t want to wait any longer than necessary to seek help.  They will not only take the steps necessary to remove the existing mold they will also take steps to help reduce the likelihood of further mold growth infestations.

For your part, even if you have never seen any mold in your basement, there are steps you can take to ensure that conditions are unfavourable for the growth of mold.  One of the most important things you can do is to purchase a dehumidifier.  By dehumidifying the air (that is, removing the moisture from the air) you will create a more arid environment that is much less conducive to mold.

You should not, however, attempt to remove mold from your home on your own.  Doing so can cause the spores to become airborne and easily inhaled.  Professional mold remediation companies have the knowledge and expertise to remove mold safely.  Moreover, they have the safety equipment (masks, gloves, etc.) to ensure that the mold is removed safely and thoroughly, leaving no dangerous spores behind.  Hiring a professional mold removal service will not only get the job done quickly, they will do so safely and thoroughly, so you can rest assured that you and our family are safe from the potential dangers of mold.