What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that can grow both indoors and outdoors. There are potentially hundreds of thousands of mold species. These organisms thrive in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and they reproduce via spores, which can endure even extreme environmental conditions.
Over the past two decades, the issue of mold contamination has garnered national attention. Mold exposure can lead to serious health problems, such as allergic reactions, respiratory issues, nose and throat irritation, skin irritation, and lasting damage to the respiratory and nervous systems. Mold can infest various household items, including furniture, carpets, drywall, and upholstery. While most molds are harmless to most people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that some molds can affect anyone, and some individuals can react to any mold. Infants, the elderly, and individuals with severe allergies or weakened immune systems are especially vulnerable to mold exposure.
Neglecting water intrusion that leads to mold contamination on your Hot Springs property can cause further damage as mold and fungi proliferate. To address mold contamination, you need the services of a professional mold removal and remediation company in Hot Springs, NC, like Lightning Restoration, to extract the mold and treat the property appropriately. Using bleach, a common misconception, is ineffective and can potentially exacerbate the problem.