Understanding the Dangers of Mold
FROM THE ORDINARY…
Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment, and they produce some very useful results. Yeast is a type of fungi used in preparing breads and other food products. Blue cheese’s unique flavor is attributed to mold, and life saving penicillin is a product of mold.
… TO THE UNHEALTHY
Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold and extended exposure to mold may present health concern for some people.
Water intrusion into your home or business can result in mold growth. This intrusion of water can result from storm damage, plumbing or equipment failures, long-standing leaks, and poor humidity control. When these issues are not addressed, the resulting damage can present increased risk of harmful mold growth. Some amount of mold spores are normally present in most environments, but if the humidity and moisture levels in a water damaged environment are not promptly returned to normal, mold spores may grow and multiply to a harmful level. Organic materials found inside a building, such as wood, paper, drywall, and insulation, provide food sources for mold to flourish. Excessive mold growth can lead to indoor environmental conditions that pose a health threat.
If there is an ongoing moisture problem in your home or business, be alert for:
- The presence of visible mold.
- Strong, musty odors that may indicate mold is present.
- Any evidence of past moisture problems that might have caused undetected mold growth.
- Excessive humidity.
HELP IS HERE
If you believe you may have a mold problem in your home or business, call SERVPRO® of Lake Conroe, Magnolia & Cleveland at 936-441-8550 or 281-356-9991. Our trained and friendly team members will be here to answer your questions and help walk you through the mold remediation process.