Mold is a hazardous household growth that can cause serious damage to your home and health. Mold damages are among the top concerns whenever there is water damage in a home. Because mold thrives in a moist environment, anywhere there is a leak or flood could be host to any number of mold spores. Mold comes in a variety of species, and many can be dangerous. When you discover mold in your home, you need to act fast to have it removed, lest your home and your health be at risk.
One of the dangers mold poses to your home is structural damage. Leaky or burst pipes and flooded basements are the most common causes of mold growth. This means that when mold grows, it is often growing on your home’s foundation. Not only will the initial water damage cause your home’s structure to weaken, but the mold itself can eat away at wooden supports. Mold also invites a host of pests and vermin into the environment. Many of the animals attracted by mold will also weaken your house’s foundation and cause further damage.
Mold can be a serious health concern, even if you don’t directly touch it. While many molds will cause skin irritation and infection, nearly every mold can cause health issues simply by being in the air. Mold spores tend to be microscopic and can circulate in your home’s ventilation system without you even knowing about the problem. Mold spores carry an old, musty scent with them, and once you breathe them in, you’re opening your respiratory system up to serious danger. Breathing in mold can cause anyone to have allergic reactions, even if they don’t have allergies. Reactions include:
-Stuffy or runny nose
-Dry, itchy eyes
The longer the mold is allowed to affect your body, the more damage it can do. Given enough time, mold could cause serious, irreversible damages to your health.
The look of your home affects the way it feels, and mold can disrupt both. Mold comes in a variety of colors, shapes, and patterns, all of which tend to be displeasing in visual appearance. Mold can cause your walls and floors to become discolored. It can even cause bubbling wallpaper or warped floorboards under the right circumstances. As a homeowner, you want to feel proud of the way your home looks, and mold can cause visible issues.
Mold is a serious threat to your home and health and should never be left to grow. If you or your home are experiencing mold damages, call Insight Restoration today at (208) 427-2962. Our phone lines are open 24/7, and we never leave a voicemail unanswered. Our technicians are trained and certified to remove mold and repair the damages it has caused safely and efficiently. We also provide services to help prevent future mold growth, keeping you, your home, and your family safe from further harm.