For keeping a home and the people in it clean, healthy, and comfortable, mold removal is necessary. Severe health conditions, including asthma, allergies, eye and respiratory disorders, and much more, can be caused by mold, mildew, rot, and dust mites. Mold can also decrease the property value of a home and lead to expensive structural damage. To learn more about rot and how to monitor, remove, and prevent mold growth in your home, continue reading.Checkout Chicago Mold Removal for more info.
Mold Can Be Prevalent and Sly
Mold influences the consistency of indoor air, and can, sadly, grow very quickly. In fact, in less than 48 hours, mold will begin to develop in a home with humidity above 60 percent. As long as the temperature is above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, mold can also grow and flourish in cold spaces, such as a refrigerator. “Hidden” rot can also secretly grow in fiberglass insulation, and behind wallpaper and drywall. While you may not be able to see the rot visibly, it does not mean it is not there and causes harm to your home and your health.
Severe Mold Growth Effects
There are several harmful effects from the presence of mold in a house. Via direct skin touch, breathing, or swallowing, people may be exposed to rot. A variety of health-related problems may be caused by mold exposure, including breathing difficulties, asthma and topical skin rash. Black mold is rare but highly toxic and includes carcinogenic mycotoxins associated with some cancer forms, damage to the liver and nervous system, and more.
Mold can also cause structural damage and ruin your home’s value—no one with a severe mold issue wants to buy or move into a home!
For two factors, mold growth can also seriously affect your wallet: 1) if left in-tact, mold can continue to grow and become increasingly costly to remove; and 2) many home insurance providers now exempt mold insurance from homeowner plans due to a growing number of rot-related lawsuits.
Investing in an energy-efficient dehumidifier is an easy but effective way of preventing mold formation. Since mold likes dark, damp, moist spaces, it thrives in basements and crawl spaces naturally. Investing in a dehumidifier will reduce the humidity levels of your home dramatically, making it difficult for mold to grow or thrive.