If you believe you have mold in your home, your first instinct may be to look for a company that offers mold testing. However, if you already see mold growing, mold testing is not necessary. It is also not necessary to know what kind of mold it is in order to properly and effectively remove it. The same principles are followed to remove all types of mold.
Mold growth is a common problem, especially in humid areas like Houston, TX. Mold can cause respiratory issues; it can cause damage to your property. When mold begins to grow, you’ll notice dark spots beginning to appear that resemble dirt. It may also give off a musty odor.
There are several symptoms you may experience if mold is growing. If you are sensitive to mold, you may suffer from a stuffy nose, coughing, wheezing, throat irritation and even eye irritation. You can also experience skin irritation if you come in physical contact with mold.
Mold can also damage whatever surface it grows on. If not treated immediately, it will continue to spread spores that will get into the air or come in contact with your skin. Breathing in mold can cause allergies, it can contribute to the development of asthma and, in extreme cases, it can cause upper respiratory infections.