Know the dangers of mold in your home
Finding mold in your home isn't just gross, it's also a health hazard. There are many side effects of mold exposure, including:
- Nasal congestion
- Throat irritation
- Coughing or wheezing
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
If you have mold allergies or a compromised immune system, the health risks are even greater. Don't wait to schedule mold removal services in East Hartford, CT. American Solutions can check your home for mold and get rid of it quickly. Then, our water removal process will ensure that the mold doesn't return. Make an appointment today.
The main steps in mold remediation and abatement are:
- Wear protective equipment
- Contain mold spores
- Set up negative pressure
- Remove the mold
- Prevent mold returning
- Clean belongings
- HEPA vacuum
- Dispose of the mold
What is mold?
Visible mold growth might seem like an obvious sign of mold. However, many people don't notice small amounts of mold growth or they think it's just soot or dirt.
If you can see mold growth, even if it's only small, you should take action immediately. Even the smallest mold patches can spread quickly. Additionally, the fact that there is any mold serves to show that the conditions in your home are right for mold to grow. Mold needs these conditions before it can begin to grow:
- Mold spores
- A food source (eg wood, drywall, cotton)
- Darkness (mold can't grow under ultraviolet light)
- Warmth (mold can't grow in freezing temperatures)
- Moisture (eg water leaks, humidity)
- Enough time (most molds can begin to grow in 24-48 hours if the conditions are right)
Moisture is really the key cause of mold growth since the other conditions on the list are always going to be present in homes.
So, essentially, the difference between whether mold grows in your home or not comes down to whether you have a moisture problem
Where did mold come from?
- Leaking Pipes
- Leaks in Roofs
- Poor Ventilation
- Damp Basement
- Water at the houses’ foundation