Mold Exposure: How Much is Too Much?
Mold can be found everywhere, just like bacteria and other microorganisms. The problem with mold exposure is when there are certain species present, the quantity gets out of control, or spores get agitated and enter the air we breathe. Our Manhattan mold removal team has found entire walls and ceilings infested with mold inside and out.
The CDC warns that mold and dampness go hand-in-hand. Control humidity and repair leaks immediately for the best chances of stopping mold exposure in your building.
How Does Mold Affect Health?
Breathing in mold is a lot like getting stung by a bee. Nobody enjoys it, some people are very bothered by it, and a few people are allergic.
Mold has been conclusively linked to health problems including:
– Upper respiratory problems
– Coughing, wheezing, and sneezing
– Constant or recurring colds
– Asthma aggravation
– Development of asthma
Additionally, research suggests that mold can cause memory loss, lung hemorrhages, and other serious illnesses.
Mold in Damp Homes and Buildings
The health problems from mold exposure have also been connected to damp indoor environments. That’s no surprise because mold needs moisture to grow and spread.
For the best results, use Manhattan mold removal services that take a multi-pronged approach. Remember, mold spores are everywhere. You need to seal surfaces and fix leaks and moisture sources or else the problem could come back.
Stern Mold uses a polymer sealant so spores cannot regrow months or even years after we leave. We also use dehumidifiers and ventilation systems. Our mold removal experts can provide further advice for preventing mold exposure in the future.
For a free quote for Manhattan mold removal, call 888-887-8376.