ServiceMaster of Mankato provides mold remediation services and black mold elimination in Waseca, MN.
To most people, mold may not seem like quite a threat. It’s just an organism that helps with decay and breakdown in nature, isn’t it? While that is true, when mold gains a foothold in your home, it becomes more of a nuisance than a help. Mold can cause health problems for those in your building, so remediation is necessary, always. Be sure to call ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca for mold removal services in Waseca, MN.
Mold can cause health problems for your family and friends in two ways. First, exposure to mold spores can cause an immune reaction with the body’s defensive system, producing antibodies to combat the allergens. Once the exposure is over, the antibodies remain, leaving the immune system sensitized to mold. Any time the slightest contact with mold reoccurs the person can suffer allergy symptoms which include itching, watery eyes, sneezing, congestion, and respiratory discomfort.
Secondary concerns lay with the far more serious illnesses mold can inflict upon a person at the time of exposure. The Mayo Clinic states that mold can also have a toxic or poisonous effect where mold irritates the airways and lungs. This irritation not only causes the above listed allergy symptoms but also pneumonia, flu-like symptoms, headaches, extreme fatigue, dizziness and problems thinking. It all depends on the type of mold, the extent of the exposure, and the individual’s original health.
Anyone can be at risk for health issues from mold, but risk is more likely when they live or work in a structure that has been damp for some time. If not properly and immediately attended to, floods and water damage almost always leave moisture behind in a building. This allows mold to grow and thrive behind dry wall and other contained areas where droplets can be trapped and the spores can find food, such as wood or paper.
Mold can also thrive in any home in a humid climate. If the humidity in an enclosed space exceeds 60 percent, it’s enough to support mold colonies. Moisture can also come from condensation on water pipes, seepage, leaks, or poor drainage. Poor ventilation can also cause mold, especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Basements are almost always suspected because that’s where most of the exposed piping is, along with open drains and cooler temperatures. Mold can also crop up under carpets or padding, wallpaper, baseboards, on ducting, wood supports, or in crawl spaces.
The best protection from mold is prevention by using dehumidifiers and creating ample ventilation. The second step is mold removal and remediation, where a professional team locates the mold, removes it, replaces the damaged parts of your building, and then takes protective measures to keep it from recurring.
ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca is the professional mold removal company that you need in Waseca, MN. Proper remediation includes removing mold, treating the source of moisture, and making sure that mold spores are also removed. Contact ServiceMaster of Mankato/Waseca immediately for mold removal and to keep your building (and its inhabitants) healthy.