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Mold Removal: Prevent Mold Allergies

Published by 911 Restoration Washington DC on July 29, 2013 in category: Mold Inspection

Most individuals think of outdoor pollen from trees and plants when allergies are mentioned. Sometimes though, inside the home is not a place of refuge from the insult of allergy symptoms, but the source of the allergy itself. Mold is a persistent allergen that knows no season and can cause allergy sufferers to display symptoms throughout the year. Symptoms can be as mild as a runny nose and watery eyes. Sometimes sufferers will experience skin rash and itching and in more severe instances, an asthma attack. There are several steps that homeowners can take to eliminate mold from the home.


Mold Removal


The first step in getting control of mold in the home is to have a mold inspection by a mold removal service. Many professionals can provide mold inspection and mold removal service and can be trusted to quickly detect and eliminate the allergen from the home. The process includes performing a moisture test and recovering a carpet sample for testing.


Some areas of the home can be treated for mold by the homeowner, but other more serious problems need to be addressed by a professional service. Carpeting is one of the biggest offenders in harboring mold in the home. Mold spores can develop over time in carpeting that is exposed to too much humidity or it can be caused as a result of flooding in the home. When mold is discovered in carpeting, professional services need to be enlisted to remove and remediate the problem.


Preventing Mold


The first step in preventing mold from reoccurring in the home is to reduce the amount of moisture in the air. Central air conditioning systems are effective at reducing humidity in most cases. If desired, a separate dehumidifier can be placed in the home to assist in humidity reduction. The home should be checked for leaking pipes and ventilation is a must, especially in areas of high humidity such as bathrooms.


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