The Importance Of Protecting Yourself From Mold
At AA Action Waterproofing, we know all about mold and its dangers, and we want to teach our customers just why they want to protect themselves from mold. While mold is a natural thing, not all of nature’s gifts are beneficial to our health, and mold just so happens to be one thing that can cause a great deal of strife if you don’t protect yourself from its growth in your home.
Mold’s presence can be recognized using only two senses, and those are sight and smell. If you cannot see mold growth in your basement or your home, but you can smell a distinctly musty odor, you may have mold lurking where it’s unable to be seen just yet. As the mold spreads, you’ll begin to see it growing on walls or the surface of your belongings, and this will often mean it’s too late to save yourself from the costs of property damage.
As far as sight, you don’t always spot mold before it’s too late, and mold may begin to grow in areas where you can see it easily. Mold tends to prefer a dark, damn environment for living, and these dark areas aren’t typically where we having our everyday line of vision, but keeping on the lookout can save you a great deal of stress later on.
If you’re looking to prevent mold growth after your area has come into contact with moisture, there are some steps you should take in the prevention process. The first, and most important step, is typically ventilation, and you’ll want to open up your basement or other area to allow airflow to maximize and dry the space out. Ideally, this process will begin with 24-48 hours after coming into contact with moisture, and the CDC recommends the earlier the cleanup and dry-out process begins, the better.
If you do find yourself with mold growth in the home, it’s always important to have it cleaned up as quickly as possible. In situations of small amounts of mold growth, you may be able to clean up the area yourself, but larger situations of mold, or if toxic black mold is suspected, should always be left up to the professionals. At AA Action Waterproofing, we can help you to identify, clean up, and prevent future mold growth after mold finds its way into your home, and if you suspect mold may have found a home in your space, you can call us today to get started!