Mold is not an uncommon problem, and many of us wrongly assume that it’s no big deal if we ever find some. As well as looking unsightly however, regular and long-term exposure to mold can, in people with underlying health issues, leading to the worsening of asthma symptoms, and it can even trigger attacks like:
- Sore eyes and nose
- Throat irritation
- Impaired lung function
- Allergic reactions
Different types of mold release their spores at varying times of the year so depending on the month, you may find any of the following types of mold growing in your home. ServiceMaster of Savannah is your mold removal expert for all mold types.
Commonly found in homes, especially in bathrooms and any other rooms which are exposed to a lot of moisture. It’s often mistaken for ordinary household dirt, so it can sometimes go years without being treated. It’s usually slimy because of a wet layer on top.
This type of mold is usually found indoors in damp places, such as showers or under leaky sinks. It grows all year round but is most common in July, August, and September.
Usually found indoors, growing on dust, powdery food items such as flour, and on building materials including drywall. Aspergillus grows throughout the year but you are more likely to see it in August and September and it’s particularly prevalent in January and February.
This type of mold grows in both cool and warm places and is usually found on fabrics and wood surfaces. It is found in low amounts most of the year but peaks in July and August.
Most of us will be familiar with this type of mold because it’s present everywhere, particularly on food. It’s the fuzzy blue texture we see when food has gone off. Aside from spoiling food products, penicillium can also be found on organic, biodegradable substances such as wood, leaves, and grass. It’s found throughout the year, with a small peak in August and September and the highest peak in January and February.
Mold thrives in damp conditions so you tend to find it in places such as:
- Bathrooms especially on tiles and shower curtains. If you regularly notice condensation on walls, this may lead to problems with mold.
- Window sills.
- Cellars and basements.
- Rooms with lots of plants.
- Unheated rooms. You may notice damp walls.
A number of things can cause mold to grow in our homes but two of the biggest culprits are condensation and dampness.
Condensation is the consequence of the production of moisture within a building. This typically occurs when ventilation is reduced as windows are closed and there is a big difference in temperature between the interior and exterior of the building. Air can only hold a certain amount of water before it precipitates on cold surfaces as condensation, causing damp patches on walls and around windows. This, in turn, can lead to mold growth.
Mold can be a toxic and dangerous living substance that grows in very specific conditions. Mold typically thrives in damp and dark environments where temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Mold can occur in your home, car, office or any other structure you and your family spend time in. It is vital to be able to recognize mold, know its potential health effects, and deal with it immediately. In many cases, mold growth is so widespread that the average homeowner cannot properly control and eliminate it themselves. ServiceMaster of Savannah, a Professional mold removal company have the experience and tools required to assess the damage, and control and stop mold growth before it causes any further damage to human health.
What to do if you have mold in your home?
Getting rid of mold is a very complex undertaking. Not only is mold incredibly difficult to identify, but it’s also dangerous to be around. The Professionals at ServiceMaster of Savannah use mold remediation equipment that is specially designed for eliminating mold completely to prevent the problem from recurring in your home.
If you are facing an especially chronic case of mold infestation, a professional is needed to eliminate the problem. Your home has likely suffered a degree of damage, so it will a need a professional to remove the mold before you can begin restoring your home. This ensures the safety of yourself and your family from the potentially hazardous effects of mold allergies and infections.
ServiceMaster of Savannah provides an extensive range of solutions and services to prevent and treat any problems your property may face, including condensation on walls, damp walls, and mold. For more information, please feel free to contact us and we will be more than happy to help. 912-234-0270.