Mold can be somewhat confusing – seemingly out of nowhere, black spores can show up on walls, in grout, on the ceiling, and various other surfaces in a home. But when the conditions are right, mold will develop; and when it’s bad enough, mold can cause a variety of health issues for anyone living inside the home.
At Pro Clean of Michigan, we offer mold remediation services throughout the greater Southeast Michigan area, including Adrian, Ann Arbor, and Toledo, Ohio. We are committed to helping our clients identify and completely eliminate any mold that has developed in their home. Our technicians are highly trained and have years of experience working with various types of mold, from minor to severe cases. When it comes to mold and the safety of your home and family, mold remediation should be handled by a professional who can ensure that it is eliminated completely and the cause of the mold has been mitigated. Contact Pro Clean of Michigan if you suspect mold in your home.
How Does Mold Develop?
Mold spores are actually very common, but conditions need to be right in order for the mold to grow and become dangerous. Mold spores are found both indoors and outdoors and are similar to the seeds of a plant, although quite a deal smaller. Mold spores are often carried by the wind and can enter homes through windows, vents, HVAC systems, as well as on clothing, shoes, and even pets. Mold spores will begin to reproduce when they land on a surface that is wet and the environment has sufficient food, air, and the temperature is right. Because mold feeds on organic matter, spores will thrive on surfaces such as paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood products, wallpaper, insulation, fabric, and upholstery.
How is Mold Dangerous to Your Health?
When mold spores have reproduced to a certain extent, they can affect your health in various ways.
Along with dust, weeds, flowers, and other foliage, mold is another allergen. Not everyone is sensitive to mold, but when mold spores are breathed in, they can kick off an immune response. This can lead to symptoms similar to hay fever, nasal congestion, red or itchy eyes and skin. If you suddenly begin experiencing allergy symptoms, it’s a good idea to get tested in order to determine what is causing the allergies and to remove those triggers if possible.
Because mold is breathed into the airway, people with an affected immune system are further susceptible to mold exposure which can lead to respiratory illnesses. And even if a serious respiratory illness doesn’t develop, mold spores in the lungs and airway can at the very least lead to an annoying cough or wheezing. This can occur when there is enough mold to compromise the airways.
Another result of an affected immune system is lung infections. One lung infection that can be caused by mold is aspergillosis. This infection may start out with allergy-like symptoms, but when the infection is bad enough, it can spread to other parts of the body. The chances of this infection becoming invasive are slim, but it’s just another reason to get tested if you’re experiencing any allergy-like symptoms.
If there is enough exposure to mold, it can lead to asthma, a life-long condition that affects breathing. And while asthma can be managed with medication, it doesn’t go away, unlike allergies which can subside in some people.
Work With Pro Clean of Michigan For Mold Remediation
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms or there is visible mold growing in your home, get in touch with the expert mold removal team at Pro Clean of Michigan. Common places that mold can develop in the home are the basement, bathrooms, the kitchen, and the attic. Keep an eye out for black or dark green blotches wherever there is a chance of moisture. If there is mold in your home, you can rest assured that we will completely eliminate it and remove the moisture to prevent it from coming back.
Contact our expert team today to schedule a free consultation. We work throughout the Southeast Michigan area as well as Toledo, Ohio.