Mold FAQ’s

There is a pool of rumors and myths regarding molds and how they damage your property as well as harm your health. Hence, My Basement Repair Pros presents some frequently asked questions that will allow you to understand molds better and what to do when you face them. 

Q #1: Where Can Mold Grow in My House?

Mold enters your home as tiny spores traveling through the air. They need a damp, humid environment with an organic material to feed on. Given that, they can grow almost anywhere in your house where these conditions can be met. For example, your drywalls, wooden floors, furniture, basement, water-damaged surfaces, and more.

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Q #2: What Are the Symptoms of Mold Growth?

Mold usually has a distinguishable musty odor. Other signs to look for may frequently include:

  • Fever
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Red Eyes
  • Sore Throat

Q #3: I Can Smell Mold but Cannot See. Is it Dangerous?

If you can smell mold, it means you are inhaling mold spores and mycotoxins. Both of these substances are harmful to human health and have been known to trigger allergic reactions, and cause skin irritation, throat irritation fever, sore eyes, as well as worsen asthma cases.

Q #4: Which Mold Test Kit Should I Use to Test the Mold?

Mold test kits cannot offer reliable testing as professional methods do. Most homeowners will not be able to use the test kit properly resulting in unreliable results. Mold specialists in your area are the ones you should be contacting to test, and remove the mold. 

Q #5: What Happens If I Don’t Remove the Mold?

Molds reproduce by releasing thousands of tiny mold spores in the air that grow into a mold when it lands on another moist surface. If the mold is not remediated, mold spores will spread throughout your entire home, making anyone who inhales the air very sick. Moreover, the spores can even travel through your HVAC system, making it even harder to clean your indoor air & environment.

Q #6: Will Painting Over the Mold-Infested Area Fix the Problem?

Mold can grow under the paint and the paint will only peel. If you don’t get to the source of the problem, most likely the mold will grow back.

Q #7: Do I Need Mold Inspection?

If you can smell the mold, but cannot see it, a professional inspection is required to discover the actual source of the mold. The longer you wait, the more time mold gets to feed on your home and harm your family’s health.

Q #8: Can Mold Cause Serious Health Problems?

Health issues begin to rise when you are exposed to a moldy environment and inhale lots of mold spores. While the symptoms might be mild for normal people, others who are suffering from allergies, lung disease, or asthma may be severely affected by mold. Furthermore, mold can worsen chronic respiratory disease and other lung diseases by causing fungal infection.

Q #9: How to Prevent Mold Growth in the Future?

Homeowners can control their indoor moisture & humidity levels in order to prevent mold from growing. Moreover, basements are more prone to mold growth, thus you can focus on waterproofing your basement in order to avoid that.

Need Mold Inspection & Remediation? Contact My Basement Repair Pros TODAY!

My Basement Repair Pros is the leading network of mold remediation specialists who have been helping the local homeowners for more than decades. Our mold experts can thoroughly inspect your mold situation and perform effective mold remediation to remove them from your property. Moreover, we also provide indoor air quality improvement services to clean your indoor air from tiny mold spores that may harm you when inhaled.

If you have more questions or want mold remediation, you may call our professionals at 844-406-0501 or contact them online.