What is Mold?
Mold is a fungus that is often found in wet and damp areas. Indoor mold can spread microscopic airborne particles that can worsen indoor air quality. Mold pollution can cause harm to building structures and can cause significant harm to our health. Mold can grow at a very fast rate, so it is important to eliminate it early before the problem worsens.
What causes Mold and is it Dangerous?
Excess moisture is the main reason for mold to appear and spread. Humidity, damp areas, and wet surfaces are all contributing factors to mold. Increased rainfall is likely to put you more at-risk for mold. Leaking rooftops, damaged gutters, plumbing complications, flooding, and condensation are all reasons for mold to appear. Mold may seem harmless, but it has lasting effects on our health. Prolonged exposure to mold may lead to coughing, wheezing, upper respiratory problems, exacerbation and development of asthma, shortness of breath, bronchitis, and more respiratory problems.
If you are concerned that you have mold, it is advised to have an inspection to ensure your safety and the safety of others. Professionals will provide a full examination of the premises with a visual inspection and diagnostic mold testing. Mold tests are then taken from samples of the concerned area or air testing is conducted. The lab will then conduct tests to examine the mold and results will be shared with the client.
Removal of the mold is the next step after inspection. Once the mold is removed by experts it is necessary to make sure that it doesn’t reappear by preventing growth. Australian Tea Tree Oil is an effective and all-natural remedy for preventing mold growth. Applying the oils to cooling coils, condensation trays, and affected mold areas are effective at killing mold, bacteria, and viruses. This will provide better indoor air quality and help you breathe better.