Knowing that these mold spores are in the air we breathe is not comforting, but don’t worry too much. While it is impossible to get rid of all mold spores indoors, mold spores will not continue their growth if moisture is not present. However, given a situation where you or your family are experiencing symptoms indicative of mold such as allergy-like, cold, or asthma symptoms, but not seeing any mold – this knowledge can give you a bit of idea at how mold may have grown in unseen places in your home.
It’s not a pleasing thought, but mold is around us pretty much all the time in El Dorado, Kansas. It may be an even less enjoyable thought to know that mold can grow in unseen places. The fact is that It is disconcerting to be able to see, but mold you can’t see might feel worse, similar to seeing a spider or bug and then losing track of it and wondering where it went. It’s just not what you want to have happen. If you or a family member has been feeling sick but can’t see any mold, it is possible that it is unseen.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER – EVEN WHEN IT MIGHT BE UNCOMFORTABLE KNOWLEDGE
Molds are the most common forms of fungi found on the earth and are found almost everywhere in our environment, including both outdoors and indoors in El Dorado, Kansas. Molds can grow on just about any substance, as long as moisture and oxygen are available, in as little as 24-48 hours if an area is not dried completely. Knowing that these mold spores are in the air we breathe is not comforting, but don’t worry too much. While it is impossible to get rid of all mold spores indoors, mold spores will not continue their growth if moisture is not present.
However, given a situation where you or your family are experiencing symptoms indicative of mold such as allergy-like, cold, or asthma symptoms, but not seeing any mold – this knowledge can give you a bit of idea at how mold may have grown in unseen places in your home in El Dorado, Kansas.
MOLD – SIMPLE BUT POTENTIALLY EVASIVE
As mentioned above, mold needs only a few things to begin growing.
The idea that mold needs food may seem odd, but essentially it means it eats the nutrients from an object or substance. Mold can unfortunately “eat” a lot of things. Some of these common substances or objects are:
- Wood/Wood products
BUT HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?
When mold spores are present or drop on places with a lot of moisture, if not dried in that 24-48 hour window – it is very likely to grow.
Common reasons that provide a growing environment for mold:
- Leaks – roof, foundation, pipe, window
- Pipe breaks
- Persistent high humidity
It’s true and unfortunately we may not realize there is a leak until after that 24-48 hour window has passed. These things can happen without warning and are usually not within our control. It can be frustrating and yet there is help to figure out if mold is the reason you or your family are feeling sick in El Dorado, Kansas.
INSPECTION AND REMEDIATION
When it comes to mold inspections, the best course of action is going to be to talk to a mold remediation specialist. They will be able to perform a mold inspection, checking out areas of your home in El Dorado, Kansas that mold is commonly found.
Some of these areas include:
- Air Ducts and Vents
The subsequent mold inspection report will provide you with an overall look at what was found during the mold inspection as to the possible mold issue, the extent of a mold issue, and what they are recommending be done to remove the mold from your home in El Dorado, Kansas.
Mold remediation is a very specific procedure because it largely depends on what was found and what needs to be done to remediate and make your home healthy for you and your family again In El Dorado, Kansas. However, the running theme is that anything affected by mold is removed so that it does not continue to grow. This can vary greatly by the size and extent of a mold issue.
Things that may be suggested are:
- Removal of drywall
- Removal of insulation
- Removal of carpet
- Removal of objects with mold growth
- Cleaning with HEPA vacuums
- Treating building materials
It is an unwelcome and unhappy situation to not feel good and now know why. If you suspect mold, even if you are unable to see it, or find that you and your family only feel sick when you are at home, please give us a call at FreshCo Cleaning and Restoration. We can help get this resolved for you, getting you and your family back to feeling good and knowing your home in El Dorado, Kansas, is healthy too.
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