Summer is a wonderful time of year to enjoy your home and get to spend some quality time with your loved ones. The rising temperature and humidity levels, however, can increase the risk of a mold infestation in your home. This summer has been particularly rainy, so it’s especially important for homeowners to understand the risk of mold and how to avoid an infestation. Here is some more information about summer mode risks from the asbestos and mold removal specialists at Certified Asbestos Removal.
Basic Facts about Mold
Mold is a fairly common variety of fungus; pretty much every building is going to have some form of mold. There are different categories of mold, however, some that are harmless and others that are toxic.
In order to grow, mold requires four main things: oxygen, moisture, warmth, and an organic medium to grow on. Your risk of facing a mold infestation is increased in the summer because the relative temperature and humidity levels are higher. Not only can mold eat through drywall, floorboards and ceiling tiles to destroy the structural integrity of your property, it can also cause negative health effects such as allergies, asthma, and other respiratory issues.
What To Do In Case of Mold
Some people assume that if mold develops on their property during the summer, they can simply wait for it to disappear come the fall when temperature and humidity levels start to drop. Not addressing the issue, however, will cause the mold to continue to breed, increasing your health risk and the risk of property damage. Since mold can be toxic, it’s not recommended to try to clean an infestation yourself or even touch a mold-damaged area with your bare hands. Have your property professional inspected to determine if the mold in your property is toxic. Once your property has been assessed and the mold has been determined to be toxic or not, a professional technician will be able to tell you how to proceed.
At Certified Asbestos Removal, our team of qualified specialists can perform efficient and thorough mold inspections to five you the results you need about the state of your property as fast as possible. We also provide expert mold eradication services to rid your property from any potential health risks in the least disruptive manner. For more information about our mold removal services and to book an appointment with our professional technicians, contact us today at Certified Asbestos Removal.