Mold can be a silent but deadly killer. Mold can cause lung disease and further aggravate other breathing conditions you may already have, and it can eventually cause you further health conditions or be a cause of death. Mold comes in many forms, but the most deadly is black mold, which can grow and spread quickly. Black mold is very common in households, especially those that have had floods or other types of water damage. This is because mold grows best in moist environments. If you aren't sure if you should have your home tested for mold, read on for a few reasons why you should.
1. You've Had Water Damage
If you've had any type of water damage in your home, your home could be open to mold growth, especially if the water damage wasn't cleaned up properly. If you have had water damage in your home, the cleanup should have included drying out the space and removing anything that was wet, as well as using a product to prevent mold and mildew. If there has been a leak, even a minor one, mold can grow from it if it wasn't cleaned up properly. Have your home tested to be sure you don't have any issues with mold.
2. Someone Has Allergies Or Asthma Problems
If someone in your home has allergies, asthma, or another breathing problem, it may be aggravated by the mold in your home. If this person has more issues when at home and less when out of the home, there is a good chance something in your home is aggravating their condition and worsening it, and it could potentially be mold. If anyone in your home has these types of conditions, have your home tested to rule out the possibility that mold could be aggravating their condition (or causing it in the first place).
3. You Are Visually Seeing Mold
If you are seeing spots on your walls, ceiling, or even furniture, it is time to have your home tested. You need to figure out what type of mold you have in your home and have it cleaned and treated properly, as well as have your home repaired to prevent the mold issues from coming back.
If you think you have mold in your home, have your home tested for mold and then have it cleaned up and treated properly to prevent further issues.
To learn more, contact a resource that offers mold testing services in your area.