Mold growths are types of fungi and can be one of the more unpleasant side-effects of flood damage or can be something that arises from a water leak, damp or some type of structural problem. Check out this article for tips on how to get rid of mold and keep it away for good!
What is Mold?
Mold is fungus that grows in dry places like closets, bathroom stalls, and basements. There are many different types of mold, but some can be very dangerous to humans. To avoid mold growth, you should leave any damp or wet items outside and keep your home clean and dry. You should also make sure your home has adequate ventilation for moisture to escape without accumulating inside walls or ceilings.
Is Mold Dangerous?
Mold can be dangerous in certain cases, but it is not inherently dangerous. It is only harmful when a person has a weakened immune system or allergies. In these cases, mold can cause lung infections, asthma attacks, and skin irritation.
Signs of Mold in the Home
Mold can grow in damp and humid environments, like bathrooms and basements. One of the signs that mold is growing is if you see white or green patches on your walls. Mold also gives off musty odors – this may be a sign that you have wet wood that has begun to rot. Other signs to look for are condensation, spills, and water damage.
How to Identify Mold
Mold is a fungus that grows from a spores and needs moisture to thrive. Older buildings are more prone to mold because they have had a lot of time for the spores to grow. You can identify mold by observing its color, shape, size, and location. Mold can be either black or brown and grow in clumps or in strings. It also may form fuzzy round spots on surfaces.
Mold is a problem that many people encounter. Mold growth can be prevented by keeping your home dry and ventilated and avoiding mold-prone materials. The presence of mold in your home should be addressed immediately because it can release toxic spores that can trigger respiratory problems, rashes, or other symptoms. If you are experiencing symptoms along with a visible mold infestation, call A-Z Property Services at 714-910-3160.