Mold - What Every Homeowner Should Know

What is mold?

  • simple, microscopic organisms that break down dead materials

  • reproduce by very tiny particles called spores

  • spores float in the air on currents and find a suitable spot to grow

Why is mold a problem?

  • construction practices made tighter energy efficient homes - air doesn't flow through

  • if a leak occurs, it can't dry out - moisture encourages the mold to grow

  • clogged gutters, plumbing leaks, water intrusion can begin this process

  • can cause damage to the housing structure if left untreated 

  • can continue to grow and spread

Is mold dangerous? 

​Mold spores can cause health problems such as:

  • asthma and allergic reactions

  • respiratory problems

  • nasal and sinus congestion

  • sore throat and dry cough

  • burning, watery, red eyes

  • blurry vision

  • skin irritation

  • sometimes nervous system problems

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