Molds can appear and cause danger in any kind of home. When there is moisture trapped in walls, ceilings, and floors of your home, then molds will surely grow there. This is why homes in humid environment and rainy climates are more susceptible to mold infestation. Molds in your walls can easily spread and when they do, spores are released. These mold spores, when inhaled, can make people sick. You can hardly identify the symptoms of sickness stemming from inhaling spores since they look just like common symptoms.
If a sickness is caused by molds, it will look just like you are having colds, a flu, or allergies. If there is a small number of pores, then these spores can just act as irritants. These spores can irritate your nose, lungs, throat, and eyes. When you are irritated by spores then you can experience sneezing, runny nose, clogged sinuses, itchy or runny eyes, and coughing. These symptoms are so common, you would not think it comes from mold spores. You can also suffer from nausea, dizziness, or headaches.
Longer periods of exposure can make you suffer more pronounced symptoms. Headaches or dizziness will be more persistent. Weight loss and hair loss can also be experienced. It will become difficult for you to absorb nutrients because of diarrhea, coughing up blood, vomiting, and fatigue. Inhaling mold spores can also lead to skin rashes, memory loss, and sore. Since your house is already a serious health hazard, you should hire professional mold removal services.
If you don’t hire mold removal services, then you will experience very serious effects after a long period of time. These effects might be incurable. It can cause blindness, bleeding lungs, cognitive impairments, brain damage, long-term memory loss, and cancer if exposure is prolonged. In very rare cases, a person may die.
The process of mold removal is called remediation. It is called remediation because spores exist everywhere, and most of them are harmless or they are low in quantity to be harmless. Because of this, spores cannot be removed completely. But, remediation refers to the process of reducing the number of spores to a safe level.
The severity of the infestation is first inspected by your mold removal services. Then they will remove mold physically. When the molds are physically removed from the area, the hard-to-reach areas will be applied with chemical agents such as bleach, ammonia, borax, and vinegar. Porous materials such as clothes, upholstery, and drywall cannot be salvaged anymore. Non-porous materials such as glass, metal, and plastic should be thoroughly cleaned before reusing.
Professionals will use HEPA filtered vacuum to clean up the spores and dry the air in the room. The environment should be kept dry to prevent spores from returning.