Previously, we began to discuss the causes and effects of mold and mildew. We went over their nature as fungi, growing fast in warm and moist environments. This can lead to structural damage, and other worse implications. In this second part, we will continue discussing the power of mold and mildew and how to take proactive measures to prevent the worst.
Beyond the structural damage we mentioned previously, there are extreme health hazards that come with mold. As these spores become airborne, they can cause respiratory issues, especially for those with allergies or asthma. They can also trigger allergic reactions as they affect the skin and eyes. Some mold goes beyond and produces mycotoxins, which are dangerous to inhale and can lead to health problems as well as bringing a foul odor.
Back to the property, mold can stain walls and other surfaces and can lead to a decline in property values. Buyer’s will also see mold presence as a red flag and may look elsewhere. The cost to address serious mold infestations can be quite large, as well as potential insurance issues that may come up. Proactive measures will always be best.
We hope you found this second part on the power of mold and mildew on your home and properties to be insightful in keeping your home and work safe! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!