“Our maid kept dusting it off all over the house but it still shows the next day. It couldn’t be just dust and that’s when we realize that molds invaded our home.”
Molds consume anything organic especially if water or moisture is added. All plant products such as wood and paper which includes paper, drywall, furniture, clothes, flowers (dead or dried); all dead animal products such as house dust, leather, old meat, dog (and cat) feces. Unless there are moisture and abundance of dust, molds can only grow on concrete, plastics and resins, glass, and ceramic tiles. To make matters worse, some molds release gas that has been proven toxic.
Respiratory symptoms, asthma, and allergies are the most major effects of mold exposure along with the disturbances of nervous and immune systems. Coughing, wheezing, and nasal congestion is some of the signs and symptoms of respiratory irritation. Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is susceptible to some people under severe mold exposure.
“Is it possible to have a mold-free home in a tropical country?”
Yes. Frequent cleaning helps remove the mold spores from household surfaces and reduces the dirt and grime – considerably. Dusting and vacuuming often (preferably a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter) to prevent the accumulation of dust and dirt on your furniture, carpets, draperies, etc. Moreover, washing and disinfecting plastics, tiles, metals, and glass, is strongly recommended. Just make sure to dry them well immediately after cleaning.
“When should I use a dehumidifier?”
For a tropical country like in the Philippines, the humidity level is always high. Thus, controlling it may not be easy but using a dehumidifier can be very helpful in preventing the growth of molds which in the long run can damage your property.
In addition, the average percent of humidity is at 50%. Meanwhile, for the indoor air particle, the maximum level is at 1,000,000.
“How will I know if molds invaded my entire home?”
If you want to know if molds invaded your home, there are signs and symptoms to watch out for. Most of the time, there is a smell. Similarly, possible stains and streaks on walls, on ceilings, and on floors, bubbles on paint, and plaster in loose wallpaper.
Ideally, not only you want to remove molds but also stop them from spreading. Best way to know if molds already reached your home is by reaching out to the mold experts. Call (02) 355-6489 or (02) 351-6059 now to schedule an inspection in your home or in your office. Get the recommendations and complete report to stop molds from ever growing.