Finding mold in your home can be a major problem. It is important to identify a mold problem as soon as possible and get it taken care of immediately.
Mold is a fungus that thrives in moist conditions. It can grow on building materials or on furniture, and when this happens it can cause severe damage. The structural integrity of your home can be compromised when the building materials of your home begin to rot from mold damage.
A mold problem may also cause health issues. Many types of mold produce harmful substances that can cause allergies or other illness. The following people are more likely to be negatively affected by mold growth:
- People with weakened immune systems
- People with respiratory conditions
Before you experience any problems, you should inspect your home for mold. You can check your home by doing the following:
- Check for musty and earthy smells
- Look for water stains on the floor and walls
- Look for fuzzy growth
If you believe that you have a problem with mold in your home, there are several issues that can be contributing to the growth. High humidity in your home may be the issue, and the solution to your problem may be as simple as using a dehumidifier. By removing the excess moisture from the air, you can prevent or stop the spread of mold. You may have a leak in the plumbing somewhere in your home, so finding the source of moisture and fixing any leaks can also solve the problem. A lack of ventilation in the bathroom or dryer can also be a problem, and is easily fixed by the installation of proper ventilation. An experienced technician can help you identify the problem and determine the solution.
If you have any questions about mold growth in your home, contact us at Aggressive Mechanical Contractors. We offer heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services to Monmouth County and the surrounding area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Monmouth County, New Jersey and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about mold and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.