Mold in Your Home Is Dangerous

February 9th, 2021 | seoteam
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Mold is an insidious fungus. It can grow — unseen — in your home for years. You may not notice at first, but over time, you or family members may develop symptoms of living in a mold-infested home. Now is the time to find out whether your lethargy and fogginess is due to mold growth in your home. Call Tahoe Clean Air today and have us come out to test your home for the presence of mold.

Mold grows in dark, humid areas. It needs moisture to thrive, and it dies in the presence of sunlight. That’s why when you think about where you see mold, it’s most often in the basement, bathroom or on the foundation on the shady side of your home. These places are notoriously dark and damp.

Mold Growth at Home

Small amounts of mold can be cleaned away with a bleach solution, gloves and a brush, as when you clean your bathroom. (Although bleach fumes are also toxic, so you must be careful if you use this remedy.) Running an exhaust fan in your bathroom when you shower — and leaving it running for a few minutes after you’re done — can help prevent mold from growing back in your bathroom.

Similarly, if you have a recurring mold problem in your basement, setting up a dehumidifier can help cut down on moisture and mildew growth.

When Mold Gets Out of Control

But once you discover a mold infestation, it may be harder to clean up than you anticipate. For instance, if you see mold or mildew on your walls, you may be able to wipe it away, but the growth may have come through from the outside. This is why is blooms periodically on your walls. This is often the case in homes with no insulation.

If mold has been allowed to reproduce unchecked in your basement for any length of time, the problem my have become widespread. While you may be able to wipe mold off the walls or your washer or dryer, it may also be in or on other items you have in your basement, such as furniture, carpeting, textiles, cardboard boxes and more.

If your home suffered a leak from a broken pipe or a flood after a rainstorm, the damage may be extensive and severe.

Tahoe Clean Air Cleans Up Mold

The bottom line is, if you see mold in your home, your best bet is to call in the professionals for an evaluation. The team at Tahoe Clean Air can test for mold on hard and soft surfaces as well as in the air in your home. If there is mold in your home, we’ll find it, clean it up and talk to you about how to prevent it from coming back again.

Make your home safe from mold and other contaminants with services from Tahoe Clean Air. We provide mold remediation, air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, UV air purifier installation and more. Contact us today.

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