Primary Areas or Causes of Mold

Primary Areas or Causes of Mold | Durango, Farmington, Cortez, and Pagosa Springs

Even if molds don’t have a frightening size, their presence in your home should still terrify you. When left untreated, mold can cause various illnesses, such as:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Lung cancer (especially black mold)

The reason why molds can make you sick is due to their spores. When molds diffuse their spores into the air, the spores travel all around your property and embed themselves in your rugs, walls, furniture or clothing. Of course, these are microorganisms, so it is a given that they are difficult to see. However, molds only manifest in certain areas. So if you know where to look for spores, you can find ways to get rid of these nasty substances.

Where to Find Molds and How to Get Rid of Them

Molds love grow in areas that are dark, damp, and humid. Therefore, places like your basement, crawl space, and ventilation system, are primary targets for molds to germinate. To reduce the occurrence of molds in these areas, it is best that you have them cleaned regularly. True, this task is going to be extra work, but allotting some time to freshen these spaces up will make it difficult for any molds to latch on.

Additionally, if any of these areas have received any damage, have them repaired immediately. Cracks, holes and other crevices can invite water in, which can worsen your dilemma with molds. Items that are severely damp should also be cleaned or treated immediately. Molds can also grow in between the fibers of your rugs, couches, and even bed sheets, and it will be difficult to remove them once their numbers have grown. It is also necessary to check your home for any leaks. If something’s dripping, molds are bound to manifest in the wet area in a matter of days.

Primary areas where mold grows