If you see evidence of mold growth in your home, you should take action immediately. Allowing a problem like mold to persist will only compound the severity of the issue and increase the likelihood that you and your family will experience health issues.
Mold and Your Home
Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and be carried indoors.
Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
Many homeowners underestimate the severity and difficulty a mold problem can pose and mistakenly believe they are capable of addressing the problem on their own. In reality, mold damage and restoration is a serious issue that is best left to experts. Here are a few reasons why:
- Your home and health are at risk. Many people suffer from allergies caused by mold, so living in a home filled with mold makes daily life that much more difficult. Even people without mold allergies are likely to experience side effects from mold exposure, including respiratory problems and sneezing fits. Mold is also known to cause asthma in infants.
- Visible mold is an indication that a larger colony is growing out of sight. Even if you don’t see mold, there could be some growing in places you can’t see. Disturbing mold by yourself can allow its spores to spread. Mold needs to be contained by a professional who has all the proper equipment that ensures mold removal is done as safely as possible.
- A professional can help replace and renovate any part of your home that has been damaged by mold. A proper cleaning will remove the damp and musky smell mold causes in your home, and items like couches and upholstery are highly susceptible to mold. A professional can perform an adequate restore.
Contact Us for Quick and Friendly Service
Regardless of whether you have serious mold infestation or you simply want to have someone check over your home to ensure it is mold-free, River View Contracting. can help you. We are not only experts at mold removal; we can help you replace and renovate any area of your home that might be damaged by mold. Contact us today to protect your home and the health of your family.