It’s no secret that mold looks unsightly, but there are many hidden dangers to this common household intruder that people don’t often know about. Read on to find out how mold can negatively affect the health of you and your guests, as well as the overall structural integrity of your home, and learn how to keep it out of your living environment for good!
What are the hidden dangers of mold?
Household mold and its spores can pose serious risks to the health of residents and guests, especially after prolonger exposure. People with weaker immune systems and allergies are especially prone to issues caused by mold inhalation.
A few common symptoms of health and wellbeing issues that mold can cause include…
- Breathing difficulty / asthma attacks
- Itchy eyes, nose and throat
- Sneezing, coughing and excess mucus
- Respiratory infections
- Skin disorders and rashes
- Anxiety and depression
- Brain fog / lack of concentration
- Fungal infections
- Chronic fatigue
Mold also poses dangers to the home itself. If mold is allowed to grow and spread within the home, there is a risk that it will begin to eat away at porous materials (wood, in particular), causing stress and damage to the structural integrity of the home. If this becomes an issue for long enough, parts of the home can begin to leak and even crumble, becoming a safety hazard and causing damage that is very expensive to fix.
How to keep mold out of your home
Mold is a very tricky substance to clear out of a home and requires expert attention. If the mold problem is still in the early stages, we suggest using our GLASSGUARD™ Miracle Mold Removal Gel to clean and cleanse the affected area to stop the mold in its tracks before it can spread.
For homes with larger areas affected, we suggest calling in the pros for a full mold removal service. It’s not worth the risk of missing a spot and suffering the consequences!