Mold’s Sneaky Effects on Health

Mold’s Sneaky Effects on Health

 

 

Mold is a seemingly innocuous presence that often lurks unnoticed, silently affecting the air we breathe and the spaces we inhabit. While often perceived as an aesthetic nuisance, mold carries far-reaching health implications that can impact us in ways we may not fully comprehend. Delving into the heart of this uninvited interloper, we unveil the intricate relationship between mold and our health, shedding light on its biological underpinnings, potential health repercussions, and ways to safeguard ourselves.

 

 

The Biology of Mold

Fungal Origins and Reproduction

Mold, a fungus, emerges from microscopic spores adept at riding air currents. Once they find a hospitable environment, these spores germinate into hyphae, branching filaments forming visible mold colonies. This prolific reproduction ensures that mold can establish itself swiftly and expansively.

 

Environmental Conditions for Proliferation

Mold’s colonization thrives in environments with abundant moisture and organic matter to feast upon. Dark corners, damp bathrooms, and neglected crawl spaces and attics become breeding grounds for these unwelcome guests. Warm temperatures and high humidity further facilitate mold growth, creating an environment ripe for infestation.

 

 

The Diverse Species of Indoor Mold

The spectrum of indoor mold species is diverse, from the well-known black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum) to the less familiar Penicillium and Aspergillus. Each mold variant possesses unique characteristics, spore sizes, and allergenic potential. Understanding this diversity is essential for effective mold management.

 

 

Mold-Health Nexus: Unveiling the Connection

 

 

Inhalation: Respiratory Woes and Allergic Reactions

As mold spores become airborne, they are easily inhaled, initiating respiratory problems. For those sensitive or allergic to mold, exposure can trigger symptoms akin to seasonal allergies—sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes. Prolonged exposure may exacerbate asthma symptoms or even lead to the development of asthma in susceptible individuals.

 

Mycotoxins: Stealthy Biochemical Warfare

Beyond mere allergens, mold produces mycotoxins—microbial toxins that can cause a range of adverse health effects. These toxins can infiltrate our bodies through inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact. Once inside, they may target vital organs and systems, leading to neurological, immunological, and even carcinogenic consequences.

 

 

Immune System Impact: Beyond Surface Reactions

Mold doesn’t solely affect the surface. Mycotoxins and mold fragments can incite complex immune responses, leading to chronic inflammation. The immune system’s relentless battle against these intruders can result in fatigue, headaches, and muscle pain, often overshadowing the direct symptoms of mold exposure.

 

Vulnerable Populations: Dissecting Differential Responses

 

Children and Their Developing Defenses

Children’s developing immune systems render them particularly susceptible to mold’s impact. Respiratory issues, cognitive deficits, and developmental delays can manifest in response to mold exposure during critical growth phases.

 

Elderly Individuals: Immune Senescence and Risks

Aging comes with a natural decline in immune function. Mold-induced health problems can disproportionately affect the elderly, leading to increased vulnerability to infections, exacerbation of pre-existing conditions, and delayed recovery.

 

Immunocompromised Individuals: A Delicate Balancing Act

Individuals with compromised immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or undergoing immunosuppressive therapy, face a precarious situation. Mold can exploit their weakened defenses, potentially causing severe and life-threatening complications.

 

Detecting and Preventing Mold Infestation

Signs and Symptoms of Mold Presence

Identifying mold in its early stages is crucial for effective mitigation. Be vigilant for telltale signs such as musty odors, discolored patches on walls or ceilings, and persistent moisture issues. Regular inspections can help catch mold before it becomes a full-blown problem.

 

Ventilation and Humidity Control: The Key Players

Adequate ventilation and humidity control are potent allies in the battle against mold. Ensuring proper airflow and using dehumidifiers in damp areas can create an inhospitable environment for mold growth. Kitchens, bathrooms, and basements are common hotspots that benefit from improved air circulation.

 

Remediation and Eradication: Calling the Experts

When faced with a significant mold infestation, seeking professional help is often the wisest action. Mold remediation specialists possess the expertise, tools, and protective gear to remove mold and restore affected areas safely. Attempting large-scale removal without proper training can exacerbate the issue and pose health risks.

 

Healthy Habits for Mold-Free Living

 

The Role of Proper Hygiene and Cleaning

Regular cleaning and maintenance play a pivotal role in mold prevention. Wipe down moisture-prone surfaces, vacuum with HEPA filters, and promptly address leaks or water damage. Consistent hygiene practices help disrupt mold’s life cycle and limit its opportunities to flourish.

 

Indoor Plants: A Two-Edged Greenery

While indoor plants can enhance aesthetics and air quality, they can also inadvertently contribute to mold growth. Overwatering plant soil and improper drainage create damp conditions that mold relishes. Choose low-moisture plants and maintain balanced watering habits to reap the benefits without the mold-related drawbacks.

 

A Holistic Approach: Nutrition and Immunity Boosting

Strengthening the body’s immune defenses through nutrition can fortify its ability to combat mold-related health challenges. Incorporate foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to bolster resilience. Probiotics, in particular, aid in maintaining a balanced gut microbiome, which plays a vital role in overall immune function.

 

Conclusion

 

Navigating a Mold-Aware Lifestyle

With knowledge, vigilance, and a proactive mindset, individuals can navigate their lives with a heightened awareness of mold’s potential impact. Regular maintenance, proper ventilation, and early detection protect against mold encroachment.

 

Empowering Health through Vigilance

As we inhabit spaces where mold is an ever-present companion, our health’s safeguarding rests on our vigilance. By embracing preventive measures, understanding the nuances of mold’s biology, and recognizing its influence on vulnerable populations, we empower ourselves to maintain a healthy and mold-free environment.

In essence, the seemingly inconspicuous world of mold unfolds as a multidimensional player in the grand theater of health. Its effects extend beyond superficial aesthetics, delving into the intricate interplay between biology, immune response, and environmental conditions. Armed with insights and strategies, we can stride confidently into a mold-aware existence, preserving the sanctity of our health and well-being.

For more information on how to prevent and remove mold, contact Pure Maintenance of Texas today

 

 

Pure Maintenance Announces Milestones for 2023

Layton, Utah–(Newsfile Corp. – January 31, 2023) – Utah-based mold removal and odor remediation expert Pure Maintenance announces its milestones for 2023 with an achievement of removing mold from a quarter of a billion square feet across the globe. Pure Maintenance specializes in eradicating mold from both the surface and air using its unique VaPure System, powered by its patented and innovative dry fog technology. Within a short span of time, the company has established more than 170 branches worldwide. While celebrating its achievements, Pure Maintenance emphasizes its aim to serve more clients by expanding its branches with affordable and demolition-free air quality maintenance and mold remediation.

In the year 2022 alone, the company has successfully treated a large volume of the area across the world, which amounts to almost 250 million square feet, with its mold remediation technology. This also means that Pure Maintenance has saved several homeowners from intrusive demolition projects due to mold infestation. The reason is the mold remediation technology developed and used by the company doesn’t require the facilities to be destroyed. In addition, Pure Maintenance cleans the entire building, considering the potential spread of pathogens through the air to other areas in the same building instead of just focusing on the area of infection.

Another milestone achieved by the company is the opening of 6 new international offices, including its second branch in Western Australia being the latest. The new branch in Australia is its 170th office, and the company achieved this milestone within a short period of three years. Commenting on the achievements and growth of the company, Brandon Adams, the CEO of Pure Maintenance, said, “We opened a new location every three weeks last year. Our plan is to open a new office every two weeks this year.”

Another milestone the company is aiming to achieve is to develop an air quality monitoring system. The company is already partnering with another entity to develop a system that can monitor the airborne concentration of infectious products in real-time. The aim is to make the process more science-based rather than based on manual assessments.

About Pure Maintenance

Pure Maintenance is headquartered in Layton, Utah, United States, and was established in 2003. The company specializes in Mold Abatement, Mold Remediation, Mold Inspection, Mold removal, Odor Remediation, and Disinfection Services. The services provided by the company are available across the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.

Media contact
Name: Nez Iskandrani
Email: nez@puremaintenance.com

To view the source version of this press release, please visit https://www.newsfilecorp.com/release/153039

Where did the Dead Mold Myth come from, and why does it linger?

 

Bleach

The question gets asked often. What do we tell customers who have either read or been told that “dead mold” can still make you sick. To answer this and other misconceptions, let’s dive into the history of the industry and my opinion as to how this whole thing got started. For many years, the general population was under the assumption that bleach kills mold. This can be traced to the 60’s or even earlier. A few years later, actually in the 70’s, changes in building techniques were instituted which made mold more and more prevalent in homes. At this point in the timeline there is an increasing mold problem throughout the country. People are bleaching mold and still feeling sick in their own homes after bleaching.

Other Chemicals

Along with this, home improvement establishments begin offering chemicals that control mold- but certainly nothing that kills mold. One needs to read the small print to discover nothing is really being killed. These factors created a perfect storm. Mostly well meaning disaster recovery companies (and some not so well meaning) began the process of educating and selling the notion that even dead mold makes you sick so we need to tear out as much as possible to get the home safe. This multi million and perhaps billion dollar industry was created based on the perceived knowledge that even though people “killed” the mold with either bleach or some other disinfectant, some or all who lived in the home were still sick. The industry, to this day, hangs their hat on the idea that dead mold makes you sick. It is actually quite senseless if you really sit back and think it through. Now flash forward to somewhere in the late 90’s when it became obvious to some health practitioners, and some labs alike that bleach did not kill mold. This was huge news- yet nobody hit the reset button and set the record straight. Meanwhile, tear-out business is thriving, and in my opinion, compromising the health of every customer that tries to tear it out on their own or hires someone to do the same.

The Answer

Most still operate under the thought process that we killed the mold with the bleach, but someone was still sick. Therefore we need to tear out as much as possible. There is no testing data, no white paper, or anything that scientifically shows that a dead mold spore can either A- make you sick or, B- become an allergen. Yet the myth remains alive, based on bad information dating back to the 60’s. Another facet of this subject is the confusion between dead mold spores and dormant mold spores. Yes, dormant mold can still make you sick and dormant mold can still be an allergen. Think of dormant as “dehydrated” or dried out mold. Once it is exposed to the right environment, it’s off and running again. The dormant cell is still in-tact. But dead mold is a whole different thing. Dead, by the Pure Maintenance definition, and the microbiological world definition of dead, is accomplished by what is know as lysis. The outer membrane of the cell will fall apart through a process of oxidation.

Denaturing

Additionally, we incorporate a process called denaturing. The definition of denaturing is: destroying the characteristic properties of a protein or biological macromolecule by heat, acidity, or other effects that disrupt the molecular conformation. InstaPURE is an EPA registered sterilant. By the very nature of that registration, it has to kill mold. Once mold has been exposed to InstaPURE, the outer membrane is oxidized and the cell is denatured. It becomes “inert nothingness”.   Mike Adams February 2019.

Originally Published on 08 February 2019 by Pure Maintenance

Mold Illness Symptoms After Remediation

house with picket fence - Sugar Land Mold RemediationMold Illness

After traditional remediation, why are so many homes still making family members sick? When a flood or severe leak occurred, the insurance company and a major mold remediation company came to the rescue. So why are we still sick? To understand this, remember that not everyone will get sick from mold. 27 percent of the population has a genetic trait that makes them more likely to get sick from mold. With that in mind, let’s return to when the house was first built.

Day One of a Brand New Home

The mold spore count is almost identical to outdoor mold spores. Of course, you have them because they are everywhere. But the key here is that the home is not producing mold or mycotoxins; it simply mimics outdoor air. Now let’s jump ahead five years, and you develop a small leak under the sink. No big deal, a little bleach will clean that up. (not recommended by Pure Maintenance). Truthfully, it was never properly cleaned up, and you now have a little mold factory-producing mold spores under the sink. Your indoor level is now 10 percent higher than outside. This tiny little issue is now producing mold and mycotoxins.

Mold Load in the Home Increases

Jump ahead another year or so, and you find a wonderful used oak roll-top desk at a garage sale. Little did you know that the desk came from a mold-infested home and brought literally millions upon millions of mold spores into your home. The family sold the desk because they had odd mold symptoms. Jump ahead another four years, and the basement leaks through the foundation. It is noticed, but not until there is significant mold growth. Your neighbor said to put some fans on it and dry it out. The basement has a musty smell, but you’re told that’s common. Now you have another mold and spore source in the basement.

Once you hit this level, the mold really gets a stronghold in your home. Now, every time you take a shower, the mold grows and sends out spores. Every time you boil water, the mold grows and releases spores. Remember, mold only needs 60 percent humidity to thrive. You still can’t see it, but it’s there, and it’s growing at an exponential rate. Now there are a lot of mold-producing factories, including the bathroom, the front loading washer, the sinks, and the drains. When you come home from vacation, the house smells bad. That’s probably normal, you assume.

Now Jump Ahead a Few More Years

You realize that you have a significant leak in the water heater. The so-called professionals are called in. They arrive, and the first thing they do is confine the area with plastic. I have often wondered, “How does the mold get contained while workers walk in and out of the plastic?”  Secondly, did the mold wait for the remediation company to show up before delivering mold spores throughout the home?  Luckily, they got that plastic up just in time to stop them. Of course not. The spores have been released from the first few hours of the flood. Experts say 24–36 hours, but that is assuming no mold is there, to begin with.

Traditional Mold Containment Doesn’t Work

Here is a little-known secret. The mold companies use the containment method more for the after-testing than for the safety of the occupants. If they can confine an area with plastic and then run “air scrubbers” within the confined area at the end of the project, you can run a test (with the confinement still in place) and declare the home safe. Sometimes they have to run these scrubbers for days to get a good test result. Wait a minute, are they not testing the whole home? No, just the area where the containment existed. News Flash #1 THE SPORES ARE THROUGHOUT THE HOME!!! As soon as the containment comes down, that area will be infected again.

Mold is Now Everywhere in the Home

Going back to the mold spore count within the home, you are now comfortably 100 to 1000 times higher than the outdoor level at a very minimum. Now it is manifesting itself in the bathrooms, on the window sills, and in your drains. Remember that we said it was “manifesting” itself in those places. It’s everywhere, but this is where it is visible because you have water for it to stick to, begin to feed on, and spore out. Your laundry stinks if left in the washer for a day, and your food gets moldy quicker than ever before. Now you’re concerned and researching black mold symptoms!

Although you just had a traditional remediation company do their professional, ‘insurance company’ sanctioned, certified protocol, someone is still sick and complaining about mold exposure symptoms.  Let’s throw in another variable to confuse the public. News Flash #2!! Air quality tests are extremely inaccurate. Everyone knows this. California won’t even accept them in litigation. California now says you have mold if you see mold or smell mold. Period.

An Air Quality Test is a Tool

To think that you can determine the moldiness of a home by pulling in 75 liters of air and hoping that (1) mold sticks, (2) mold is sporing out all the time, and (3) the airflow of the home is bringing the mold to the area being tested. Stachybotrys is a heavy spore that doesn’t remain aloft for long. Chaetomium spores inside a perithecium, which keeps them from becoming aloft easily, and every lab reads the tests a little differently. These are two of the most toxic molds in the world, and it’s hard to pick them up in a test. We tell people that an air test is a tool, and that’s all it is. It is by no means a definitive measurement of the home’s health.

Pure Maintenance Addresses the Health of the Entire Home

Even professionally remediated homes have potential issues with mold, mycotoxins, and bacteria/endotoxins. Additionally, it is difficult to measure the health of a home, and it’s impossible to declare the home safe unless the entire home has been treated. Pure Maintenance is one of the few companies in the country that understands that the entire home is sick, not just where the flood occurred, or the mold is manifesting itself. Mold and mold spores are everywhere. Pure Maintenance addresses the health of the entire home. People who have experienced mold illness symptoms for years are getting well after their home has received the Pure Maintenance 2-step dry fog treatment.

Take control of your home environment and protect it from mold with the experienced team at Pure Maintenance of Texas. From whole-home remediation to prevention tips, contact us today for more information!

 

 

 

Symptoms of Mold Sickness

Sick couple sitting on the couch under a blanket - Symptoms of Mold SicknessMold is a fungus that can grow in damp and humid areas. Some types of mold can produce toxins that cause health problems. In addition, exposure can lead to various symptoms, depending on how sensitive you are to mold and the amount present. We’ll talk about the symptoms of mold sickness, including FAQs, so you can better understand the risks associated with mold exposure.

 

Symptoms of Mold Sickness

 

Respiratory Problems

If exposed to mold, one of the most common symptoms you might experience is respiratory problems. Breathing in spores can irritate your airways, causing inflammation and leading to coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. This can lead to asthma and bronchitis.

Allergic Reactions

Mold can also cause allergic reactions in some people. For example, you might encounter sneezing, runny nose, itchy eyes, and skin rashes. You might also feel headaches, fatigue, and a general sense of feeling unwell if you’re allergic to mold.

Neurological Symptoms

In some cases, mold exposure can cause neurological symptoms. If exposed to mold for long periods, you might experience memory loss, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. You might even experience mood swings and depression.

Digestive Issues

Mold exposure can also lead to digestive issues. As a result, you might experience symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. These symptoms can be especially severe if you have pre-existing gastrointestinal conditions.

Skin Irritation

Mold can cause skin irritation in some individuals. You might experience symptoms such as rashes, hives, and itchiness. In severe cases, mold exposure can even lead to skin infections.

 

FAQs

 

How does mold exposure occur?

You can expose yourself to mold in a variety of ways. For example, you might breathe in mold spores, touch moldy surfaces, or consume contaminated food or water.

What are the long-term effects of mold exposure?

Exposure to mold for an extended period can lead to chronic health problems such as asthma, bronchitis, and other respiratory illnesses. It can also cause neurological symptoms such as memory loss and mood swings. Additionally, long-term exposure can weaken the immune system, making you more susceptible to other infections.

How can I reduce my risk of mold exposure?

Keep your home or workplace dry and well-ventilated to reduce mold exposure risk. If you notice leaks or moisture problems, fix them immediately and clean up any mold as soon as it appears. You can also use an air purifier with a HEPA filter to remove mold spores and wear protective gear.

 

Expert Sources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on the health effects of mold exposure, including symptoms and treatment.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guides how to prevent and clean up mold in homes and other buildings.

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) provides information on the health effects of mold exposure in the workplace and how to prevent it.

 

Conclusion

Mold exposure can cause various symptoms, including respiratory problems, allergic reactions, neurological symptoms, digestive issues, and skin irritation. If exposed to mold, seeking medical attention is essential. To reduce your risk of mold exposure, keep your home or workplace dry and well-ventilated, and clean up any mold as soon as it appears.

By following these steps, you can protect yourself and your loved ones from the potential health risks of mold exposure. Remember, if you suspect you have mold sickness, it’s essential to consult with your healthcare provider for appropriate treatment.

At Pure Maintenance of Texas, our team is prepared to help identify and remediate mold issues before they start. If you’re concerned about exposure or interested in learning how to prevent a problem from occurring, contact us today!

 

10 Surprising Places Mold Might Be Hiding in Your Home

Pulled Back Carpet and Padding In Room of House.Believe it or not, mold can be more than an annoyance in dark attics and bathrooms. Mold might just pop up anywhere – even in the most surprising places!

So to save yourself some trouble next time you do your spring-cleaning routine, here are 10 potential problem spots to watch for unwanted growth.

On or Behind Wallpaper

Wallpaper provides the perfect environment for mold to grow—warm, moist, and usually out of direct sunlight. So if you have any old or peeling wallpaper in your home, it’s worth checking for mold growth.

In or Under Carpets

Carpets are another prime spot for mold growth. If your carpets show signs of wear or have been wet, checking for mold is a good idea.

In Air Ducts

Air ducts are often humid and out of reach, making them the perfect place for mold to grow undetected. If you suspect mold in your air ducts, call a professional to have them checked out.

On Ceilings

Has discoloration or staining recently appeared on your ceiling? It could indicate a more significant problem, as porous ceilings – such as drywall – provide the perfect environment for mold growth when exposed to water. Investigate further if you notice any suspicious marks!

Underneath Kitchen Appliances

Kitchen appliances like refrigerators and dishwashers can leak, creating perfect mold conditions. Be sure to check underneath all of your major appliances at least once a year to ensure no hidden mold growth.

In Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms are often damp and humid, which makes them ideal breeding grounds for mold spores. If you have a laundry room, watch for any signs of mold growth.

In Attics

It’s important to remember that attics are an ideal environment for mold – often dark and humid, they provide an excellent opportunity for hidden growth. So check yours periodically to avoid any potential health risks associated with indoor mold infestation.

In Crawl Spaces

Crawl spaces are dark, humid places that are the perfect habitat for mold spores. If you have a crawl space in your home, check it periodically for signs of Mold growth.

On Windowsills 

Windowsills are often damp and out of direct sunlight, making them ideal spots for mold spores to take hold and grow into full-fledged colonies. So if you see any suspicious stains or discoloration on your windowsills, investigate further.

In Houseplants

Houseplants are often kept in humid environments (like bathrooms), which makes them susceptible to mold growth. Therefore, if you have any houseplants in your home, check them periodically for any signs of Mold growth.”

Conclusion

Be aware of mold growth – pay close attention to your home’s hidden areas, so you can tackle the problem before it can spread. Keeping an eye out for mold signs is critical when maintaining a healthy and safe living environment.

Preventing mold growth is essential to keeping your home healthy. Let the experts at Pure Maintenance of Texas provide you with quality inspection and prevention tips – contact them today!

The Risks of Living or Working with Mold

Mold in the corner of the plastic windowsLiving or working in environments with excessive mold can pose a severe risk to your health. Mold, particularly if allowed to thrive unchecked, has the capacity for long-term health repercussions.

Mold may be small, but it could cause significant problems for your family. Learn how to spot the signs to manage potential issues before they become more serious.

What is Mold?

Mold is more than an unsightly nuisance – it’s a dangerous fungus that thrives in damp environments. It propagates by releasing spores into the air, which can cause health risks like asthma and allergies when inhaled or ingested.

Not only does mold thrive on common surfaces such as wood, paper, and fabric, but it may also grow unchecked on unsuspecting food sources!

Health Risks of Living or Working with Mold

Mold can be more than just an eyesore; prolonged exposure may result in various health issues, particularly those with pre-existing allergies or respiratory conditions.

Potential problems from living or working around mold include asthma exacerbation, eye inflammation, allergic rhinitis, and skin irritation.

  • Allergic reactions: Mold spores can cause an array of unpleasant allergic effects, from common symptoms like sneezing and runny nose to more severe reactions like itchy eyes and skin rash.
  • Respiratory problems: Mold contamination can lead to severe respiratory conditions, ranging from troublesome asthma symptoms to potentially life-threatening pneumonia.
  • Infections: For individuals with weakened immune systems, such as those living with HIV/AIDS or cancer, mold exposure may lead to fungal infections that can be highly detrimental. These individuals must take extra precautions and seek treatment quickly in case of any potential contact.
  • Neurological symptoms: Recent research has demonstrated an association between mold exposure and neurological symptoms such as headaches, difficulty recalling information, and feeling faint.
  • Other health problems: The effects of mold exposure are well-documented and can include more than just physical symptoms, such as fatigue, depression, or digestive difficulties.

Consequences of Living or Working with Mold

Mold can be more than an unsightly annoyance—it can pose significant risks to your health and the stability of your home or workspace.

Unfortunately, enduring mold exposure may lead to adverse effects such as weakened immunity, respiratory problems, structural damage, and neurological issues.

Here are some of the potential impacts of prolonged mold exposure:

  • Damage to your home or workplace: Mold can devastate homes – from compromising the structural integrity of walls, floors, and ceilings to ruining valuable furnishings. 
  • Decreased indoor air quality: Mold can have severe consequences for the air quality in your home or workplace, potentially leading to respiratory difficulties and other health problems.
  • Structural damage: In its most invasive form, mold can wreak havoc on buildings’ structural integrity, causing costly repairs to bring them back up to standard.
  • Legal issues: If you’ve experienced mold damage in a rental home or workplace, legal recourse may be available to hold the owner accountable and receive compensation for any damages.

What to Do If You Suspect Mold in Your Home or Workplace

If you suspect that your home or workplace has mold, it’s crucial to take action to address the problem. Here are some steps you can take:

  • Identify the source of the problem: Protect your property from the potentially devastating effects of water damage by keeping an eye out for telltale signs, like leaks and moisture buildup, which can trigger mold growth.
  • Clean up the mold: While small areas of mold can often be treated with a few everyday household items, more severe cases may require the expertise of licensed remediation experts. When in doubt, consider consulting professional help to address any potential respiratory issues related to unchecked growths.
  • Fix the source of the problem: It’s essential to address the root cause of mold infestations to prevent future issues. Cleaning up is a temporary solution; ensuring that spores don’t get another chance to take hold will provide lasting protection.
  • Monitor your health: Being exposed to mold over an extended period can have far-reaching implications on your well-being, so it’s important to be mindful of any physical symptoms that may arise related to respiratory or general health concerns.

Mold is a serious problem that can endanger your health – and it’s crucial to take action immediately. Identifying the source, cleaning up any mold present, and fixing what caused it in the first place are essential steps for reducing the risk of harm or legal liability.

If you suspect an issue with mold, don’t delay: create an action plan immediately, which may include professional help if necessary.

If you think your home or business may be suffering from mold and its adverse effects on health, save your precious time – reach out to Pure Maintenance of Texas today. They can develop a plan specifically tailored to the needs of your property!