Mold in nature is good as it helps break down organic materials. Mold in your home is not good as it produces allergens and irritants. Mold is easy to detect; cleanup is not too difficult. Mold needs moisture to grow so first remove the source of the dampness and then remove the mold.
What is Mold?
What does mold need to grow?
- Suitable place to grow
Should I be concerned about mold in my home?
Can mold make me and my family sick?
The type and severity of health effects that mold may produce are usually difficult to predict. The risks can vary greatly from one location to another, over time, and from person to person.
What symptoms might I see?
- Nasal and sinus congestion
- Wheeze/breathing difficulties
- Sore Throat
- Skin and eye irritation
- Upper respiratory infections (including sinus)
Should I test for mold?
Sometimes, mold growth is hidden and difficult to locate. In such cases, a combination of air (outdoor and indoor air samples) and bulk (material) samples may help determine the extent of contamination and where cleaning is needed. However, mold testing is rarely useful for trying to answer questions about health concerns.
For more information on mold testing or to schedule a mold inspection with US Pro Master call us at 1-800-690-3819
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