Mold and mildew (which is early stage mold) are fungi that thrive in moist areas. When in nature, they are fantastic at decomposing organic materials like leaves and compost back into the earth, but when it comes to our homes, mold can cause serious damage to your health. Mold spores floating around in the air can jeopardize the safety and health of those living within it; respiratory problems, sinus congestion, eye, nose, or throat irritation, and headaches can occur. Young children, babies, pregnant women, and the elderly are especially susceptible to these issues. Mold prevention is important to keep your home and loved ones safe from the dangers of mold, which can damage not only your property but your health. Restoration Doctor provides mold remediation Miami homeowners trust. If you think your property may be at risk for mold, or are looking for professionals to deal with it, call us today!

 

Mold is Highly Harmful

 

You should look at areas in your home where there is high humidity or water damage. These areas include a damp basement or crawl space, wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, food, and insulation. It only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to produce spores that travel through the air. These spores will break down and devastate the surface they grow on and can cause many health problems for you and your family. If you choose to check for mold yourself, you need to wear the proper equipment and utilize the right cleaning tools. Make sure you’re wearing latex or rubber gloves and avoid direct contact with the mold, as well as wearing a mold-preventing face mask to avoid breathing in the spores when you do locate it. The best option is to call professionals to deal with it, as they have all of the equipment and training necessary and can save you a lot of time and hassle. Restoration Doctor provides mold remediation Miami homeowners rely on, so call us if you’re in the area and looking for professionals to deal with your home’s mold problem.

 

Mold Prevention Steps

 

A big culprit in the growth of mold is the bathroom. Mold loves moisture, and few rooms see as much moisture and humidity as the bathroom. Ensure that your restroom is well-ventilated with an exhaust fan, and take measures to have a mold-free bathroom. These include spreading out towels following use so that they dry thoroughly, minimizing the containers left in your shower so you can clean it better, regularly wiping down the shower following use, and choosing shower curtains that dry and clean easily so that it doesn’t grow mold. You should also freshen your fabric and upholstery regularly to avoid sending mold spores into the air and throughout the house. Use dehumidifiers, fans, and open windows to reduce the moisture in your home, being especially vigilant during months where it is hot and humid. Keep an eye on plumbing leaks to avoid pooling water, and check potential problem areas regularly as it is important to jump on a mold issue right away with a mold remediation company Miami trusts like Restoration Doctor.

 

Contact Us Today

 

Mold spores can cause serious damage to the health of you, your family, and your property. It is important to address the issue right away as well as to take steps to prevent mold so that it doesn’t become a problem. Mold prevention is essential in being proactive. Call Restoration Doctor in Miami today if you think you have mold or to help deal with your mold problem!