When Do I Have A Mold Problem?
Ask anyone who’s being honest and they’ll all tell you the same thing: mold is everywhere, mold has always been everywhere, and mold will always be everywhere. A lot of house codes have strict limits about how much mold can exist in a house at any one time, but because mold is so tenacious and ever-present, most houses violate these limits within months of construction. But if we can’t keep our homes and our public buildings perfectly mold-free, how can we tell when the situation goes from expected mold growth to being a mold problem?
Generally speaking, mold isn’t a significant problem most of the time to most people. There are exceptions, such as individuals with mold allergies and toxic black mold which causes allergic symptoms more easily than other varieties, but the simple presence of mold is no reason to go scrambling for the most expensive removal service in the phone book.
On the other hand, if mold starts building up in significant quantities, the spores can start to induce asthma attacks and even cause shortness of breath and other allergic symptoms in otherwise healthy lungs. Excessive mold may even cause children to develop asthma as they grow up.
Still, you shouldn’t avoid doing anything before you reach the point of seeing these symptoms. It’s not impossible to clean up mold on your own, at least when it hasn’t gotten too bad, and the best way to stop mold from building up is by being proactive about shutting down sources of moisture inside your house and keeping the humidity at around 50 percent or less.
But if you do wind up needing professional help, and if you live in or near the state of Maryland, then give AA Action Waterproofing a call. Our business is certified A+ by the BBB, so you can rest assured that if you need our services we’ll get the job done on time and on budget.