What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that can exist indoors and outdoors. The number of fungus species is unknown but is estimated to range from tens of thousands to possibly over three hundred thousand. Mold thrives in warm, damp, and humid conditions, spreading and reproducing by creating spores. Even under harsh conditions, mold spores can survive.
Over the past two decades, mold contamination has become a nationwide issue. Exposure to mold can lead to severe health problems, including allergic reactions, respiratory issues, irritation in the nose and throat, skin irritation, and even permanent damage to the respiratory and nervous systems. Mold can exist in various parts of a house, including furniture, carpets, drywall, and upholstery. According to the CDC, while most molds are harmless to most people, certain molds can affect anyone, and some people can be affected by any mold. The most vulnerable groups include individuals under six years old and over sixty, as well as those with severe allergies or weakened immune systems.
Ignoring water damage that leads to mold contamination on your Clyde property can cause even more significant damage as the mold and fungi proliferate. To tackle mold contamination, you need a professional mold cleanup and remediation company in Clyde NC to extract the mold and treat the property correctly. Don’t depend on the “expertise” of non-experts! The prevalent misconception regarding mold removal, especially black mold, is that spraying bleach will solve the problem. However, since bleach is 90% water, it won’t solve the problem and could potentially exacerbate it.