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Basic Things About Mold That You Need to Know

When mold starts to invade your home, you must deal with it quickly and safely. Mold can spread throughout your home within days and result in negative health effects for your family or damage to your property. Being well-prepared and knowing what to do when a mold problem arises can make all the difference. Queens Carpet Cleaning responds quickly to your call to assess the mold problem in your home. With years of experience and advanced equipment, they will work with you to clean up the mold and restore your place with minimal disruption to your family.

Why Is Indoor Mold So Common?

Mold growth can occur in both residential and commercial buildings. It's usually the orange film you spot on your kitchen drain or the fluffy white substance you see on your basement floor. The main reason for mold growth is moisture, either water or even humid air, that hangs around. Unfortunately, when there's a water damage emergency in your place, mold can grow in as little as 24 hours. This can easily result in damage to your home's structure.

Excess moisture and dampness are the common causes of mold. High dampness in basements or ground floors, leaking pipes, and rain seeping in due to damage on the roof or around window frames can cause too much moisture to accumulate in buildings. In this case, in-house mold is common because your home is too damp, and too much moisture allows mold to thrive.

Where Can Mold Hide?

Mold can survive in any damp place inside your house. It only needs moisture and food, dust or dirt, for its growth. Mold is also sneaky, and you can find it in some unusual places. It can thrive anywhere as long as it can get the conditions it needs to thrive. To detect mold in your house, our mold inspectors think outside the box and will check for it in the following areas:

  • Chimneys. The brick crevices in most chimneys collect dirt, water, and organic matter. Rusty chimney caps then let in rain or moisture, thus encouraging mold growth.
  • Refrigerator Drip Pan. This is a place under your fridge that is rarely noticed despite collecting food spills and moisture. These are good conditions for mold growth here.
  • Doors of the Front-Loading Washing Machine. The gasket around the washing machine's door stays wet because the door always stays closed when not in use. When lint mixes with moisture, the mold gets a perfect environment for growth.
  • Window Seals and Sashes. Window seals and sashes collect dust and dirt, and condensation creates moisture. Mold finds an ideal place to grow.
  • Dishes. If wet or cruddy containers are stacked together and left unused for some time; mold is likely to grow here.
  • Showers and Bathtubs. These are some of the most common places to find mold. Showers and bathtubs remain damp if they are not properly ventilated after use, which easily leads to mold growth.
  • Sinks. A lot happens in your house's sinks. It is easy for mold to grow here because most people do not make a point of always leaving their sinks dry.
  • Carpet. Carpets easily collect dirt, and moisture will easily form below, especially if your house has a concrete floor. Mold is common under carpets.

Why Might Living With Mold Be Risky for Your Health?

Mold sensitivity differs for individuals. If you're sensitive to mold, being exposed to it for long periods can irritate the throat, wheezing, cough, nasal stuffiness, skin and eye irritation. People who have a mold allergy and have been exposed to mold for a long time may develop more severe symptoms. Infection may be more serious if you have a chronic respiratory condition or a damaged immune system. You must take steps to prevent the growth of mold in your house. You can do this by practicing the following:

  • Maintaining low humidity levels in your home. You should use a dehumidifier or air conditioner to keep humidity levels in your house low.
  • Make sure that air flows freely in your home. You can achieve this by using exhaust fans that vent outside the house in the bathroom or kitchen.
  • Always fix all leaks in your plumbing, walls, or roof to prevent moisture from accumulating in your home.
  • Remove or replace carpets that have been soaked and cannot dry right away.

I Found Mold Patches in My House, What Do I Do?

Mold might be black, speckled, white, or any other color. If you find mold in your house, contact Queens Carpet Cleaning for professional mold remediation services. While you might have heard about some DIY tips on mold removal, mold is no man's friend, and the best thing to do is have a specialist deal with it. Our team will ensure it's dealt with as efficiently as possible and all traces of mold in your home are removed.

Call Professional Mold Remediation Services in Queens Today

Mold can easily find its way into your house. It is an enemy of your family's health and property. Please, remember that it's essential to prevent the growth of mold in your home. However, if you find that mold is already growing in your house, let Queens Carpet Cleaning handle the problem.

Feel free to get in touch with us for a free consultation today. We offer on-site price estimates to our customers. Our specialists' work is guaranteed since they are licensed, bonded, and insured service providers.

 

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