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The Dangers of Mold

It Can Damage Your Things

It Can Damage Your Things

During the initial stages of mold growth, mold can discolor the walls of your home and will probably emit a musty odor. If you catch it early and schedule a mold remediation, you have a good chance of eliminating the mold before it has a chance to permanently destroy anything. Mold that continues to grow can soil clothes and shoes in closets, furniture, carpet, and cabinets. Beyond this, it can also cause structural damage to your walls, ceilings, and floors, such as warping or deterioration.

Mold Can Lower Property Values

Mold Can Lower Property Values

Fixing these problems or replacing some of your furnishings will end up costing you a lot more money in the long run, so its worth it to pay for mold removal. Particularly if you are planning to sell your home in the future, you need to be even more attentive to possible mold growth because excessive mold can decrease the value of your home.

You Can Become Ill

You Can Become Ill

About 10% of the population is allergic to some kind of mold, so there’s a chance that someone in your family may be one of those people. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on the level of sensitivity and amount of exposure. Mild symptoms include: nasal congestion, eye irritation, wheezing, and skin irritation.

It Can Lead to Serious Issues

It Can Lead to Serious Issues

If someone has a serious allergy and they are in contact with large amounts of mold, they could develop symptoms including: fever, shortness of breath, and mold infections in their lungs. Children with asthma and other related allergies are especially susceptible to mold allergies or sensitivity, so carefully inspect your child’s room and bathroom for mold growth if they have a possible allergy. Even if no one in your home has an allergy, mold can still cause respiratory problems, sinus congestion, and other allergy-like symptoms.