MOLD. What is it and how do deal with it.

A type of fungus known as microbial growth, commonly known as mold, thrives in moist and humid environments. Though some types of mold are not harmful to most humans, other types can produce potentially hazardous mycotoxins. This blog discusses the dangers associated with mold and why it is essential to take precautions to prevent its growth.

Health Risks of Mold Exposure

A number of health problems can result from exposure to mold, including respiratory problems such as asthma and allergic reactions. Long-term mold exposure can result in more severe health complications such as pulmonary fibrosis, which damages the lungs, particularly in young children, the elderly, and individuals with weakened immune systems.

Symptoms of mold exposure can vary depending on the type of mold present and the level of exposure. These symptoms can include:

  • Sneezing and a runny nose
  • Itchy and red eyes
  • Skin irritation or rash
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Difficulty breathing

Causes of Mold Growth

There are a variety of factors that can lead to mold growth, but the most common is excessive moisture. This moisture can come from leaks in your roof, plumbing or even moisture in the air. home, or water damage from flooding, for example. Mold can grow on various surfaces, including wood, carpet, drywall, and even clothing.

The humid climate in North Carolina is a great environment for mold so it is not uncommon for mold to cause health issues. You are almost guaranteed to have an issue with microbial growth if you add a few more drops of moisture, especially if you don't contact a professional water damage restoration company or water damage specialist right away. STOP Restoration has years of experience inspecting, remediating, and removing mold from homes, offices, and commercial and industrial buildings. Therefore, we are able to design a plan for mold removal that is both effective and minimally invasive. Call us at (336) 203-0739 now to prevent mold damage. Preventative measures and the timely and effective treatment of mold growth can help ensure a safe and healthy environment for yourself and your family.