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Is Your House Harming Your Health?

Some staples of a healthy life include getting enough sleep, eating a balanced diet, drinking enough water, and exercising. It’s important to keep your health in mind, but are you missing an essential step if you ignore your surroundings, like the condition of your home? In this blog, we’ll talk about how your home may be affecting your health and how it could impact you and your loved one’s life in a negative way.

Mold

Mold is a fungus that can grow in your home or commercial property. This fungus can be found inside or outside your home and tends to thrive in places where there is a lot of moisture. There is just about no limit to where mold can grow; it can grow in paint, pipes, windows, roofs, ceilings, carpet, and more. Mold can be a sneaky visitor; if it’s outside, it can attach itself to your hair, clothing, shoes, or your pet’s fur. It will most likely be found when it grows so large it starts emitting a foul stench or grows large enough where you can see the discoloration. But, sometimes mold can go unnoticed, and that is when it is most dangerous.

The Harm of Mold

Having a large and prolonged exposure to mold can have serious effects on your physical health. You are also more prone to mold allergies if you have asthma or other seasonal allergies. Exposure to mold is no joke and should be avoided. If you are someone who is immunocompromised and you find you’ve been exposed to mold for a prolonged period, it may benefit you to contact a medical professional.

If you start experiencing some of the following symptoms, a mold allergy might be the cause:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes or nose
  • Dry skin
  • Watery eyes
  • Coughing
  • Chest tightness
  • Sore joints
  • An increased number of asthma attacks
  • Fever

Ways to Rid Your House Of Mold

A place to start with mold is always to inspect the area you found it to make sure there isn’t more growing. It’s important to dispose of any items drastically affected by mold, so more doesn’t spawn or get stuck in your home’s air filtration system. The best way to prevent mold buildup is to control your home’s humidity by running fans while showering or cooking and making sure systems like plumbing, pipes, roofs, windows, and more aren’t leaking.

If you decide to clean up mold yourself, make sure you can have an excellent circulation of air through your space, this can be achieved by opening windows, turning on the fan, or dehumidifier. Bleach is a powerful tool to help sanitize and kill mold, but never mix it with ammonia when using it on your own. This can create toxic fumes that are even more harmful to you, your home, and your family than mold.

A Professional’s Help

An expert can come and diagnose your home and offer solutions to prevent mold from coming back inside. It’s important to thoroughly clean up after a flood, and an experienced professional will know just how to make your home look new after being exposed to mold. When contacting a professional, you never have to worry about making your solutions or breathing in mold; they will take care of everything.

Our Mold Removal Process

When we, TLC Drain & Sewer, conduct mold removal and remediation, we employ three main steps:

  • Inspection and Sampling. We come into your home and scope out the areas affected by the mold. We can also take samples of what we find to give you more information about the mold infestation in your home or commercial property.
  • Remediation. Removing the mold is just the beginning; with us, we will track down the source of the moisture that helped the mold to grow. We will diagnose and offer solutions to help ensure the mold won’t grow back.
  • Cleanup and Removal. We will never leave your home in a state of chaos. After our team of qualified technicians removes the mold, we will make sure to clean up and leave your house in a very clean condition.

For all of your mold remediation and removal needs and questions contact TLC Drain & Sewer at (215) 935-4099 ! We take pride in making sure our community feels at the utmost comfort in their homes.

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  • Water damage
  • Mold
  • Damage restoration
  • Health & safety
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