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Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors and molds play a role in nature by breaking down dead organic matter, such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but mold growth should be avoided indoors. Molds reproduce using tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on wet surfaces. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture. Contact Plumbers Cape Cod.

Molds are usually not a problem indoors unless mold spores land on a wet spot and begin growing. Then, molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold or mold spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).

Allergic reactions to mold are common. They can be immediate or delayed. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold. In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of mold-allergic and non-allergic people. However, symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported due to inhaling mold. Research on mold and its health effects is ongoing.

It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If mold grows in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back. It is impossible to eliminate all mold and mold spores indoors; some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If mold grows in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold but don’t fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.

Contact us today if you want a professional to find out the reason for your water problem and fix it.

Call 508-775-6670

cmurphy@plumberscapecod.com

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