The Dangers of Mold to Your Home and Health

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Although seeing mold on your basement walls and attic isn’t surprising, it’s something you shouldn’t ignore. Given enough time and the right environment, this fuzzy allergen will spread and become a detriment to your home and health.

How Mold Affects Your Home

The Dangers of Mold to Your Home and Health

Whenever you encounter a water-related disaster, mold will follow. Mold manifests in damp areas so if you weren’t able to remove and dry the water completely, you’ll start seeing mold growing on your property.

This is especially problematic if you have items that are made from organic materials like wood and other natural fibers, since mold can make these materials rot faster. It can also cause them to emit a foul odor and stain them permanently. What’s worse is that rooms with mold are perfect habitats for various species of insects and vermin. If it isn’t removed immediately, the pests will multiply and damage your property’s structure even further.

How Mold Affects Your Health

Natural Disaster Preparation

In order for mold to spread from one place to another, it will need to diffuse its spores in the air. These mold spores are invisible to the human eye, but they travel far and as fast as the wind that’s carrying them. They can latch on to anything and come in contact with anyone. If you’re exposed to too much mold, you can develop severe allergies or asthma.

Some molds can even be a source of deadly diseases and illnesses, like black mold. Its spores are covered with mycotoxin, which is a toxic substance that causes health issues like bleeding in the nose and lungs after long exposure.

Mold is no laughing matter; it’s an irritant that should be eliminated or contained when given the chance. Thus, if your property in Durango, Cortez, Farmington or Pagosa Springs, Colorado is affected by mold, contact Best Cleaning & Disaster Restoration Services immediately.

At Best CDRS, we're fully equipped and prepared to get rid of any kind of mold in your home. We also offer a premier mold remediation service, which will be carried out by our fully licensed and certified technicians.

To ensure that we’re able to locate and remove all the traces of mold, you can expect us to do the following:

  • Use moisture-meter tools to examine the extent of the damage
  • Remove as much moisture as possible
  • Prevent the mold from spreading by sealing off the affected area
  • Dispose items and materials that are covered in mold
  • Treat your HVAC system, air ducts, and vents
  • Disinfect and sanitize your entire property
  • Repair and restore mold or water damaged rooms

You can also hire us to deal with the water disaster that caused the mold’s rapid growth. Just give us a call at 970-235-9151 and we'll be ready to help you. Best CDRS is available 24/7 so you can reach us anytime in the Four Corners Region.