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The Facts About Mold Damage

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Mold can be in your home and you may not even know it. There are different types of mold that could be present in your home making it a toxic environment. Exposure to mold is not healthy for anyone but the following people are at a higher risk for adverse side effects: infants, children, elderly, immune compromised patients, pregnant women, and people who already have respiratory problems. 

When mold is inhaled, even in small amounts, it can cause a wide range of health problems such as respiratory problems, nasal and sinus congestion, watery and red eyes, nose and throat irritation, skin irritation and even death. People may have some of those symptoms and think it is only a cold. Mold can go undetected for a long time causing more damage to your health and your family’s health. That means early detection or mold prevention is so important.

Mold can be in various places in your home. High moisture is the major contributor to indoor mold. The following are some sources of indoor moisture that may cause mold problems in a home or office: flooding, leaky roofs, humidifiers, damp basements or crawl spaces, constant plumbing leaks, house plants, steam from cooking, shower/bath steam and leaks, wet clothes, bathroom towels, pets, sweaty sneakers indoors, dirty HVAC systems, spilled liquids on carpeted surfaces and clothes dryers vented indoors.  The best prevention is to make sure any repairs that would stop humidity in your home are taken care of properly as soon as possible. All houses will harbor molds and some houses are friendlier to molds than others. All houses need to be monitored for mold growth as part of the maintenance procedures for the house. When any mold or mildew is present, more will come. Only through inspection and testing can it be determined if molds are present and if the subject property is showing signs of mold and mildew friendliness.

Clarke Contractors, Inc has many different tools to help locate moisture even when you can’t see it. We have infrared cameras and moisture detectors to see through walls if that is needed. If you have Water damage or think you may have mold, call Clarke Contractors, Inc 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have mold, we will find it.