While mold can grow nearly anywhere, it does best in damp environments where there is little direct sunlight. Because of the weather patterns that affect Naples, Tampa, Fort Myers, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, and throughout Florida, it is possible to have damp areas in your home that you don’t know about that will promote mold growth. The team from Building Performance Solutions can provide a mold assessment to determine if you have mold and how much of it exists, and we can also help to recommend removal options. Mold isn’t anything to necessarily be afraid of because it is all around us, but it can be damaging to your home as well as your health if it is growing inside your home. Contact us today to schedule your mold assessment.
What Will Mold Do
When mold is outdoors it serves an important function in the ecosystem to help break down organic material. Indoors, however, it can cause issues with the structure of a building as well as impacting the occupants of the building. There are several different kinds of mold that are common to find in homes, and they will attach to various materials in the home including wood, fabrics, wallpaper, dry wall, and more.
Mold exposure in your home isn’t necessarily something that comes to mind first when various symptoms start to manifest in different family members. Things can start off with eye irritation, sneezing, coughing, and congestion. It is also possible to experience headaches, a sore throat, have a skin rash, and even experience lung irritation and wheezing. Especially when multiple members of a home experience the same things, it is good to get a mold assessment on your home.
Not An Emergency but Still Need to Remove It
In most cases, the presence of mold isn’t something that is worthy of an emergency, but it is important that it is identified and dealt with as soon as is practical. There are many ways that mold can enter a home, and often this can be identified with an indoor air quality test. A mold assessment will provide more details about the extent of the mold growth, as well as the kind of mold present so that a plan can be devised to remove it.
Because mold is a naturally occurring substance our bodies can tolerate it in low levels for periods of time. Our homes are more of a closed system and especially when it gets into the HVAC system, these mold spores are readily spread around the home and can affect everyone’s health in Naples, Tampa, Fort Myers, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, and throughout Florida. Contact us at Building Performance Solutions to have us perform a mold assessment on your property.