Do you have watery eyes, a runny nose, and an itchy throat? Are you frequently sneezing two days after you started coughing? Then come the wheezing and difficulty of breathing. You have been taking vitamin C supplements and are constantly on antihistamine drugs. You’ll feel better for a while. Then, you start sneezing again. Call ServiceMaster by Lovejoy for a mold inspection.
You then notice the blackish-green substance under your carpet. This is probably from the juice your toddler spilled that has not dried out, but upon taking a closer look, you discover that it is mold.
Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms. Its color can be black, white, orange, green, or purple. Molds live well on moisture and multiply through tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air.
Molds are found almost everywhere. They are beneficial to the environment in terms of breaking down dead materials. You’re exposed to mold every day. Mold spores are usually harmless when inhaled in small amounts.
However, when they land on a damp area in your home, they can start to multiply. Spores can then be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled. You could experience health problems if you’re sensitive to it and inhale a large amount. A person’s sensitivity to molds can increase through repeated exposure, causing more severe allergic reactions. These problems are worse indoors when they cause indoor air quality problems.
Those who have higher risks of illnesses caused by molds are those who live or work in establishments that are exposed to moisture and are not adequately ventilated. Infants, children, the elderly, immune-compromised patients, and those with respiratory problems are also at risk.
The sources of moisture in your home or businesses may include; flooding, damp basement or crawl space, leaky roof, leaky plumbing, humidifiers, poorly ventilated areas, and/or clothes dryer vented indoors.
You may prevent molds by doing the following:
- Use dehumidifiers in damp areas, such as the basement
- Fix leaks in the roof, walls, windows, or pipes
- Ventilate bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry areas
- Vent the clothes dryer to the outside
- Use mold-resistant paint
- Dry areas that are wet or have been flooded within 24 to 48 hours, and throw out anything that cannot be completely dried
Checking and testing for mold can be taxing and expensive. When you see and smell it, it must be removed immediately. To effectively remove mold and prevent its return, contact a professional. ServiceMaster by Lovejoy offers mold remediation in Atlanta and surrounding areas. It is the trusted general contractor in Atlanta GA that has been providing homes and businesses top-notch quality services of water, fire, and mold remediation since 1995. ServiceMaster by Lovejoy, your Atlanta GA mold damage remediation company, has highly trained professionals, proven equipment, and monitoring system, thus you are guaranteed fast and effective services.
Other contractors may offer these services. ServiceMaster by Lovejoy, however, has the years of quality service, the knowledge, tools, and National Company Resources.
Contact ServiceMaster by Lovejoy at 678-293-0297 for all your water damage restoration and structural drying needs in Atlanta, GA and nearby counties.
So, when a strange fungus is growing in your homes and businesses, call ServiceMaster by Lovejoy. Don’t wait for it to cause health hazards to you, your family or employees. Let ServiceMaster by Lovejoy restore your area to normal and prevent this nasty fungus from coming back. For other details and information, please visit our website at https://www.servicemasterbylovejoy.com.