Mold allergies can make you feel miserable. Mold will grow in moist areas and can trigger reactions depending on the type and length of time you are exposed. It lives indoors and outdoors, but most often indoor mold lurking in your home or business can cause potential health problems.
Mold thrives in damp and warm environments. Mold can be found in places such as shower stalls, under kitchen sinks, behind refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines. Damp basements, leaky roofs, cracked house siding. Mold can also grow on window frames, baseboards, carpets or even the carpet underlay. Anywhere there is moisture, there is potential for mold.
Normally the first sign of a mold issue is the odor. You will detect a “musty” odor. Some types of mold are known as “mildew”. If you have a mold allergy and inhale mold spores, you will likely experience allergic symptoms.
Here is a list of some common mold allergies symptoms:
- Runny Nose
- Itchy Throat or inside of Ears
- Watery & Itchy Eyes
- Trouble Breathing
- Stuffy Nose
- Sinus Infection
- Swollen Eyelids
Increased mold exposure can make your symptoms worse. The key is to control moisture, to prevent mold from growing or spreading in your home or business.
IBX Services offers mold removal and remediation clean up for your home or business throughout the GTA. If you see signs of mold damage in your basement, crawlspace, drywall, or anywhere else in your home or business, you need to ensure you respond with proper care for you, your family or co-workers’ health. If not taken care of properly by mold removal and remediation specialist, more harm than good can be caused.
Mold containment is paramount. Should mold spores become airborne, they can get into the HVAC system and spread to other parts of the building. Proper containment is vital in preventing the spread of contaminants, as well as, exposure. Once containment is set up, and moisture source has been taken care of, the removal process can begin.
What Does Mold Need to Grow?
Mold needs four things in order to grow:
• Food – organic materials such as paper, wood, plants, etc.
• Moisture – Mold always needs a source of water to thrive.
• Temperature – optimal temperature for mold is between 60-80F (15.5-27C).
• Oxygen – Mould needs oxygen in order to thrive and grow
You have to understand that you can’t “kill” mold. Mold spores will only go dormant if it doesn’t have the right nutrients (food, water, warmth, and oxygen). The best way to prevent mold growth is to remove one or more of the four nutrients and keep all surfaces clean, dry, and plenty of ventilation.
At IBX Services we are held to the IICRC S520 Standards for Mould Remediation. We follow these standards for our clients and the team’s safety. With a very qualified team and the last technology equipment, we know how to help you and how to prevent mold allergies. Don’t think twice to call us at 416-252-5959!