Do You Have Toxic Mold In Your Crawl Space?

Do You Have Toxic Mold In Your Crawl Space?

29th August, 2017

Most homeowners understand the dangers and health hazards associated with mold. We know that mold can be toxic and cause severe health complications. However, what some homeowners may not know, is how to identify toxic mold in their home. Mold can come in hundreds of varieties. Mold can range from being extremely toxic to harmless. As your local crawl space repair Northbrook company, we are educating our homeowners on how to spot toxic mold. The safety and well being of our community is very important to us at Nu-Crawl. Follow these tips to identifying and eliminating toxic mold in your home.

Where does mold come from?

In order for mold to develop the conditions must be proper. The conditions that cause mold to develop are as follows:

  • Moisture
  • Warmth
  • Food
  • Oxygen
  • Presence of mold spores
  • Darkness

Moisture your number one enemy when it comes to mold.

Identifying The Development Of Mold

Mold is typically unnoticed in its early stages. Once you have become visibly aware of mold it’s important that you act quickly, even the smallest spots of mold can spread very quickly. The following are ways to identify the growth of mold in your home:

  • Musty Smells: If you can’t see mold, but you can smell a musty smell, it’s important that you act. The longer you ignore a musty smell the worse the mold situation can become. If you are unsure if what you are smelling is mold, talk to your crawl space repair Northbrook company ASAP!
  • Pest Infestations: When pests enter your crawl space they often damage your home on the way in. This leaves open spaces for rainwater to enter and mold to begin growing.
  • Extensive Allergy Symptoms: When your body breaths in mold spores, it will respond with an allergic reaction. The more mold that is present in your home, the more sensitive you will become as your immune system will become worn down from the constant attack of mold.
  • Extensive Moisture: High levels of moisture and condensation in your home are signs that mold exists. Mold develops as condensation escapes from your home’s windows and pipes.

Preventing Mold Growth

You can maintain proper mold awareness by inspecting the areas in your home that are prone to promote mold growth from time to time – your crawl space. Call your crawl space repair Northbrook company to discuss a permanent solution to prevent mold in your crawl space.

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