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Mold Remediation Keeps Your Home Healthy

Healthy Homes And Residents Mold RemediationConcerns about air quality and indoor living safety are becoming increasingly important for homeowners in the southern Pennsylvania area. While there are a number of factors that can contribute to these issues, including whether it is a rural or industrial area, the materials that have gone into home construction, and even the environmental location of the home, some of these issues are simply an aspect of maintenance and upkeep.

Mold can be one of the most insidious contributors to poor home and resident health. This is because colonies of mold and mildew are ubiquitous and often unseen, so the extent of the problem is not always recognized. Further, many of the mold colonies that are frequently found in homes can be fairly innocuous in smaller concentrations, but can also affect sensitive individuals at any level of spore load. As colonies begin to thrive, however, all residents within the dwelling can be negatively affected by this presence.

Understanding Mold

The most common household molds that most residents will encounter include:

  • Cladosporium
  • Penicillium
  • Alternaria
  • Aspergillus

Although aspergillus is often cited as being responsible for many health troubles for people living in environments with a mold problem, penicillium can also be a major concern for people who have an allergy to this fungus. As a result, extreme acute allergic reactions can result, as well as chronic health conditions.

Just as these molds can affect the inhabitants of the home, they can also influence the health of the home itself. Since mold and fungus does require a damp environment in which to proliferate, this can also mean that the wood of the structure is slowly deteriorating as the mold advances throughout the home. As a result, the longer that the issue is left unattended, the more difficult it may become to rectify the situation.

Along with mold remediation, AA Action Waterproofing can also assist homeowners with taking measures such as foundation repairs, basement waterproofing, and crawl space encapsulation. While the initial approach of mold remediation can reduce the problem of colonization, basement waterproofing can also ensure that future home conditions will discourage continued mildew expansion.

If you are concerned that your home and your family may be suffering due to mold infestations, then we recommend that you contact AA Action Waterproofing, so that we can evaluate the extent of the problem, and arrive at an effective solution to the issue. This puts the control over personal health and the health of the household into the owner’s hands.

This entry was posted in Mold Remediation on February, 23, 2015