Mold can grow on walls, food, clothes, and even toys. It can take valued possessions and ruin them, rendering them worthless.
But mold does more than just damage your possessions; it can very seriously affect your health as well. When mold is allowed to grow in your home it can result in many health issues for you and your family.
The Health Concerns:
When mold takes up residence in your attic or crawl space, it will seep into your home’s air. This leads to you and your family breathing in these spores, resulting in potential health issues.
Health issues include:
- Runny nose
- Red and itchy skin
Studies have also suggested that early exposure to mold can be linked to development of asthma in some children. In fact, infants who are exposed to mold in their living environments are three times more likely to become asthmatic than those who were not.
It isn’t just children who can be victims of the toxic air caused by mold, adults can experience symptoms as well. Approximately 4.6 million asthma cases in the U.S are estimated to be attributed to dampness and mold exposure in the home.
Around 70% of households have mold, which is a very concerning statistic for homeowners. This is even more concerning once you consider the thousands of dollars it can cost in home repairs if the mold is left untreated.
Mold can weaken the structure of your home and cause things to bend and break. This not only makes the home less safe for you and your family, but it can also require costly repairs.
If you need assistance avoiding the dangers of mold, everything from the health hazards to the repair costs, then Crawlspaces and More can help.
We offer crawl space encapsulation to prevent excess humidity in the crawl space under the house, ensuring that mold is not allowed to grow there.
We also offer a mold treatment and removal service. Using a mixture of biodegradable cleaning agents and our proprietary application method, we can service your home in a way that others cannot.
If you would like more information on our services, contact us at (800) 701-9828.