Everyone wants the safest, healthiest home environment for their family. You would do anything to protect your loved ones from exposure to any substance that could cause them harm.
One of those feared substances is “mold” and with what you have seen in the news in recent years, exposure to harmful or “toxic” mold has affected the health of countless people — folks just like you.
This brings up the all-important question: Just exactly how dangerous is mold in homes?
At Dragon Restoration, we say that’s a tricky question. There are many types of mold and mold is found virtually everywhere. There is probably a little bit in your basement right now. Your shoes when you came home yesterday no doubt brought in a few mold spores. Mold spores are not just found on the floor, they can be in breathable space and easily travel in the air.
When you step outside, you are surrounded by mold. There’s nothing you can do about it. The main concern is usually what’s in the home, not outside. If you are sensitive to mold you should avoid all damp areas that could promote mold growth, inside and out.
Some people are affected by even the smallest amounts of mold. They may have nasal issues, watery eyes, coughing and other physical reactions. A smaller segment of the population are very sensitive to exposure to mold, having severe reactions that can be life threatening. Others aren’t affected at all, and can be around and/or exposure to all types of molds with no apparent sensitivities.
The CDC has plenty of information for those concerned with mold in homes. One of the issues they raise is keeping moisture out of homes. “Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding,” according to the CDC government website.
The issue is two-fold if mold is growing in your home. You must clean it up or have it cleaned up, and you absolutely must fix the moisture problem. You can do your research on how to fix the problem, but the best solution is getting expert advice from Dragon Restoration, your hometown water damage restoration pro. Keep your family safe.
Call Dragon Restoration at (937) 428-2626.