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Mold Spores in Columbus, OH

Mold Spores in Columbus, OH

 

Mold is known as tiny fungi whose spores float through the air. They're very fond of damp environments and may grow under the right conditions: with food, air, the right temperature, and lots of moisture. Mold can be found outdoors, in homes, or inside buildings.

Besides shower stalls or damp crawl spaces and basements, there could be a lot of opportunity for mold to grow in your home. If you have a leaky roof, or condensation forms on your pipes, mold may grow and release spores from areas such as underneath the carpet, behind the drywall, or even inside wood--it all depends on how far and how large it has grown.

Surprisingly, even Christmas trees have the potential to become a breeding ground for mold, and may cause winter allergies or asthma attacks if this problem isn't corrected straightaway. There may even be mold spores lurking in your pillows.

It's a fact of life that everyone has breathed in mold spores at least once in their lives, but there are some people to have allergic reactions, or have asthma symptoms if exposed for too long and too much to the fungus.

Spores are hardy and can survive harsh environments, such as dry areas that may not support mold growth. Spores can also lie dormant for quite awhile, until there are favorable circumstances that can breathe them back to life. This is why it's vital that mold be taken care of immediately, and that keeping humidity and moisture at bay is a lifetime decision.

Types of Fungus

Allergenic Mold - these are only a large problem if you have mold allergies, or are asthmatic. The challenge here is figuring out what is causing the allergic reaction. Children are particularly sensitive to mold allergies.

Pathogenic Mold - This strain can cause an infection, and is a problem if your immune system is low. They can cause hypersensitivity pneumonitis, which resembles bacterial pneumonia.

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Toxigenic Mold - these are the worst kinds, and can cause serious damage to your health, ranging from immunity suppressiona all the way to cancer. Toxigenic mold produces mycotoxins, chemical toxins present within or on the surface of the mold spore. Must be avoided at all cost.

When mold spores are inhaled, your immune system may react and give you various reactions, such as sneezing, itchy and watery eyes, a runny nose, or a nasal congestion. This is why mold prevention is so important--so that mold can't be given the chance to grow at all, keeping you and your family safe from harm.

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When you need help with eliminating mold for good, we at Healthy Basement Solutions will be here for you. With a team of highly-trained professionals, all dedicated and hard-working for your comfort, we ensure that the only results we give are excellent and cost-effective. We'll be sure to meet and exceed all your expectations, and more. Our operators are standing by waiting for your call, so if you're living in Metropolitan Columbus, or in the surrounding area, do call 614-333-0555 immediately. If you're looking for solutions that concern basement waterproofingmoisture control and crawl space insulation, have no fear--we can do that as well.

For help with moisture control and mold prevention, contact us today!

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