mold infested room

Importance of decluttering when Black Mold removal is necessary

 

Who knew, cleaning up all that wood next to your home can help your health and the air quality in your home.

If you have any sort of moisture being trapped in your home there  is a possibility you may have mold.

Why is it so bad?

It can make you sick!

 

How?

 

Well not only can it be irritating to your eyes, mucus membranes, cause rashes and acne.   Nope not only that mold exposure has been associated with chronic fatigue, headaches and more severe health issues.

petri dish with black mold
Where can mold occur?
Mold can occur anywhere moisture can sit and produce an environment suitable for the spores.  Some examples of places where mold grows:

 

  • Leaky roof areas
  • Around windows
  • Paper, and wet drywall
  • Wood
  • Upholstery

 

Prevent mold by removing old unwanted stuff

 

In order to avoid infestation of these potentially harmful spores one must be careful to not leave piles of wet wood around the perimeter of your home.  THIS is a BIG ONE

 

Once mold is established the slightest breeze will enable those spores to colonize other damp areas of your home.

 

Things like:

 

  • Wet boxes (especially if filled with books or other paper goods)
  • Piles of wet wood
  • Piles of construction debris (again, especially damp drywall and paper products)

 

Remember mold is a visual manifestation.  Ensure you don’t have water leaks causing the mold.

 

Similar to health problems seeing mold is a sign that something else maybe awry.  Leaky roof, unsealed windows and water intrusion could be occurring unbeknownst to you.

In some cases seeing mold has helped people avoid huge dry rot problems when addressed properly.

Always take mold seriously and consult with a professional if needed.