What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus found both indoors and outdoors. It thrives in warm, damp, and humid conditions, and reproduces via spores. Mold spores can survive even under extreme environmental conditions.
Over the past two decades, mold contamination issues have gained national attention. Mold exposure can lead to severe health problems, including allergic reactions, respiratory illnesses, irritation in the nose and throat, skin irritation, and permanent damage to the respiratory and nervous system. Mold can be found in homes, including furniture, carpets, drywall, and upholstery. As per the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), while most molds are harmless to most people, certain molds can affect any individual, and some people can be affected by any mold. Those most vulnerable to mold exposure are the very young (under six years old) and the elderly (over 60 years old), as well as individuals with severe allergies or compromised immune systems.
If you fail to address water intrusion resulting in mold contamination in your Lake Toxaway property, the damage could significantly increase due to the growth of mold and fungi. To manage mold contamination, you need a professional mold removal and remediation company like Lightning Restoration in Lake Toxaway, NC, to remove the mold and appropriately treat the property. Don’t fall for the common misconception of using bleach for mold removal; bleach is 90% water and not only fails to resolve the issue but can also exacerbate it.