Exposure to mold spores can cause discomfort for some individuals. People who are sensitive to mold may experience a stuffy nose, sneezing, coughing, watery eyes, and an itchy throat. If someone in your household suffers from asthma, mold in the air can trigger an asthma attack and symptoms such as chest tightness, coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. If the mold growing in your home is a toxic variety, the symptoms from exposure can be more severe and may involve joint pain, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, headache, and poor memory. Speedy mold remediation is an essential step for improving your home’s indoor air quality.
When your home has areas that are favorable for mold, they are likely to be attractive to pests as well. Most molds grow in areas where there is plenty of moisture, and the water is also attractive to pests. Besides providing a water source for bugs, leaky pipes or high humidity levels can cause wood to soften and decay, providing ideal feeding and breeding grounds for a variety of pests. Before beginning the mold remediation process, it’s essential to fix the problems that lead to excess moisture in your home. By doing this, you can also make your property less attractive to bugs which can cause damage to your home’s structure.
Depending on the conditions in your home, such as air flow, temperature, and moisture levels, a mold problem may escalate more quickly than you might imagine. Once you have identified that there is a significant amount of mold in your basement one or other areas of your home, you should seek mold remediation services as quickly as possible to prevent the fungus from spreading and causing additional damage to your property.