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4 Things You Need To Know About Household Mold

Joann Gardner

Have you ever found mold in your home? If so, then you may already know that it tends to grow and thrive in warm, humid areas, such as bathrooms. Still, mold can sometimes make a surprise appearance in other areas of your home, so knowing how to deal with it and when to call a professional for remediation is an absolute must.

It Can Have Health Consequences

Mold can have serious consequences for your health and the health of those living under your roof. This is especially true for those with already weakened immune systems, such as young children and the elderly. Furthermore, mold spores can agitate existing health conditions, such as asthma and allergies when inhaled. Even someone who is otherwise perfectly health can suffer respiratory health problems as a result of mold exposure.

It's Not Always Obvious

While most mold that grows in bathrooms and other damp places will be pretty obvious when it grows on the walls or ceilings, it's not uncommon for mold to be "hidden" behind walls or in other areas of the home, such as basements and attics. Even when mold isn't plainly visible, the spores are still circulating through the air, so the health hazards are still just as serious. For this reason, it's a good idea for homeowners to have a mold inspection done if they suffer any symptoms of mold exposure.

You May Be Able to Remove It

Small amounts of surface mold, such as what you might find in your bathroom, can be removed with a mixture of diluted household bleach and warm water. Be sure to wear a mask and gloves when removing mold from a wall or ceiling, and always wash your hands immediately after.

Know When to Call a Professional

If mold continues to return after you've removed it, or if you've found a large amount of mold in your home, this is a project that is best left to the professionals at a mold elimination or remediation company. This is especially true if you believe you may have found a source of black mold in your home, which can be toxic.

These are just a few things to keep in mind when it comes to dealing with household mold. While mold is relatively common and can usually be dealt with by controlling indoor humidity, it's still important to know when to reach out to an expert for help.


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When was the last time you realized that you had a serious plumbing problem? About a month ago, I knew that I had to make some big changes, so I began talking with different plumbers about getting the job done. I told them that I wanted to replace the bathtub in the bathroom and the sink and faucet in the kitchen, and they took my requests in stride. Before I knew it, my entire home was updated and I felt great about the work. I wanted to start this blog to help other people to learn more about plumbing and repair.