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Why It’s Important to get Mold Damage Restoration in Rancho Santa Margarita

10/6/2014 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Why It’s Important to get Mold Damage Restoration in Rancho Santa Margarita black mold symptoms and health effects

Busy Californians often take their home’s maintenance needs for granted until they are confronted by disrepair and some organic outgrowths, such as molds, showing up in places that they’ve become too disturbing to ignore. 

Molds grow slowly and proliferate in dark and damp places and surfaces. When large mold colonies form, their presence—especially when ingested or inhaled—can pose health problems for the entire family, including pets. At this point, a homeowner can resolve this best by calling for mold damage restoration in Rancho Santa Margarita.

An Unseen Danger

For mold to grow, moisture is the most important player in the mix.  Its spores spread airborne,  absorbing moisture until the mold spores stick to a surface and propagate. Sunlight kills them, thus molds ideally thrive in darkened and dank cracks and crevices in your house. 

Mold and your Home

Mold organisms seep deep into the structure that they cling on, which, based on how tough they are to remove, can pretty much determine how long the mold has been in place. In time, molds not only pose health risks to humans, but also compromise the integrity of materials they contaminate. This explains why organizations like the Occupational Safety & Health Administration have set recommendations for preventing mold development.

Mold and your Health

Molds that produce spores, (black mold, in particular) threaten the health of occupants in any building where mold propagates unchecked, as HGTV’s Sean McEvoy writes:

The most common black mold symptoms and health effects are associated with a respiratory response. Chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning.

Prevention and Cure

To keep mold away, always clean your home thoroughly, especially on humid days. Moreover, if you fear that some form of water damage might have taken a toll on the indoor air quality of your basement, attic, or room, or on the integrity of your drywall or carpets, call professionals like Servpro for water damage restoration in your Rancho Santa Margarita home, immediately. You can also do your part by scrubbing off any mold infestation before they fester and become too much to handle.

Don’t let mold get the best of you and your home – look for signs of infestation and snuff any mold growth immediately, while rectifying the cause. Not only will you be keeping your home sound and intact, but you’ll also be securing a safe and clean refuge for you and your family to cherish for a long time.  

(Source: Black Mold Symptoms and Health Effects, HGTV Remodels)

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