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How Does Mold Affect Your Health?
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Most people are not aware of how severely mold can affect their health. Because mold spores are so small, they can become airborne easily and spread quickly. Just because you cannot see a mold contamination in your home doesn't mean that it's not there. Usually mold and mildew are the result of moisture intrusion and water damage. Places like the bathroom, attic and basement are the most prone to moisture problems like leaks, high humidity, condensation and flooding.Property owners have to be careful because water damage Property owners have to be careful because water
Where does mold grow?
Anywhere moisture is present, mold could be too. It commonly enters buildings through vents, doors, windows, pipes, or anywhere there has been flooding. The CDC lists common places with high likelihood of mold as:
- Basements: Flooding, leaks, condensation, poor ventilation.
- Kitchens: Cooking, washing, inefficient exhaust fans.
- Bathrooms: Showering, steam, leaks, inefficient exhaust fans.
- Attics: Poor ventilation, insufficient air circulation, roof damage.
- Crawlspaces: Leaks, moisture intrusion, poor ventilation.
- Laundry rooms: Washing, inefficient exhaust fans.
These elements can create a mold problem that can colonize and multiply quickly in as little as 24-48 hours.
Common signs of a mold problem
The removal of mold is essential to maintaining a healthy living environment. The following are several clear signs that you have a mold problem that needs professional remediation:
- Discoloration of walls or black, green or pink spots.
- Musty or earthy odours
- Crackling or bubbling paint and/or wallpaper
- High humidity
- Water damage
The main cause of mold growth is moisture. While regularly cleaning your home certainly works in your favour and can help you spot problematic areas, mold will ultimately thrive anywhere there's moisture.Some of the most common sources of moisture in the home are cracks in your home's foundation; leaky plumbing; old or poorly sealed windows and doors; poor ventilation; daily activities such as cooking, cleaning and showering; and recent flooding.
The fact that mold can form in as little as 24-48 hours of a moisture intrusion should be your incentive to get any moisture problems fixed immediately and to remove all mold professionally
For decades, the answer to mold problems has always been bleach. We'd spray it on, cover our eyes and run for cover from the toxic fumes. And although the mold would disappear, it was only weeks before it was back again.
Why? Because bleach isn't effective against mold as it leaves the roots of mold intact and ready to return. That's why we think it's time to ditch the bleach.
TNT works to effectively crush the mold spores at the root of the problem, and remain on the surface to prevent mold. Moldstoppers Mold Control is the safe way to kill mold with no bleach, ammonia or toxic chemicals. We also provide mold remediation for government buildings, libraries, schools and daycare facilities, and commercial properties.
For professional and reliable mold removal in Hong Kong, schedule your remediation with TNT Moldstoppers Mold Control!