If mold has become a problem in your home after a serious leak, it can present serious health consequences for your family, and your guests. Allergies to mold are a prevalent issue for Americans, and Phoenix water damage can lead to the development of mold in the home, which will set off mold allergies quickly. Mold can be a direct result of standing water, and water damage; Phoenix residents need to be vigilant in eradicating a mold problem in its infancy. Since mold consists of spores it is able to travel through the air, and once inside a home, the mold will begin to afflict the residents in various ways. More times than not mold only causes irritation for people, but for those with mold allergies the risks are much more severe.
Mold in the home can lead to a variety of allergic reactions. Common reactions consist of sneezing, congestion, coughing, and watery/itchy eyes. However, in serious cases the side effects are much more severe and can include decreased lung capacity, asthmatic reactions, and, in a small number of cases, death. Therefore, in the event of a mold problem it is of the utmost importance to contact a Phoenix mold removal company in order handle the situation professionally.
Common areas of the home where mold is likely to develop are under sinks, basements, attics, kitchens, bathrooms, and humid areas of the household that are consistently exposed to water. In the event of Phoenix water damage, these areas are increasingly likely to harbor mold, and should be checked regularly. Regular check ups allow you to minimize the damage to your home, but also to your family and visitors.
Mold has the ability to feed off of a variety of sources, and thus, is able to grow at a rapid pace. This makes dealing with mold a daunting task if it is not caught in its early stages, and Phoenix water damage is a common signifier. It thrives off of rotting wood, stagnant water, and moisture producing devices such as bathtubs and sink faucets; these are the areas and items that need to be monitored in a home in order to prevent mold’s growth.
As stated above, mold allergies have both minor and severe symptoms, and because of the mold’s airborne properties it is able to rapidly afflict a person with these allergies. There are many different types of mold, and accordingly it is impossible to predict a person’s reaction to the presence of mold. Dealing with the problem quickly ensures a quicker clean up, and less health concerns for your family and your guests.