Three Reasons To Get Your Mould Problem Taken Care Of As Quickly As Possible
If you've had a bit of mould growing slowly in your basement or bathroom for a while, it's easy to feel apathetic about having it removed. You may be embarrassed that it's gotten so bad, and you may not have much of a home improvement budget to draw on. But there are myriad good reasons to overcome these difficulties and get in there with some bleach (or call a remediation professional if it's bad enough) right away. Here are three of them.
1. Health hazards
Mould isn't only dangerous to the health of those who have respiratory issues already. In fact, it can cause issues such as headaches and cold-like symptoms in otherwise healthy adults. Frequent exposure (such as inadvertently inhaling mould spores every time you walk into the bathroom) can even cause allergic reactions in people who were previously not allergic.
2. Property damage
The longer your mould sits on your wall, the more it will spread and the more damage it will cause. The spores it gives off will try to find other secluded, humid corners in your house to infect, such as your washing machine, dishwasher, and under your sinks. The damage can mount up and make your house unsellable, meaning that no matter how bad it gets, you'll have to deal with it yourself eventually.
Even if you don't care what your friends and co-workers think when they come over and ask to use your bathroom, you may want to consider the strain that this health risk can put on family and romantic relationships. In addition, your mould problem can be a real threat to anyone who visits you and has asthma, a mould allergy, or some other related sensitivity. It's really awkward to have to ask someone if they're allergic to mould before you can invite them over to your house.
These are only three of the reasons you should never allow mould time to grow. If you eliminate it when it first appears, you can minimize the damage, the health risks, and the interpersonal problems it can cause you. Getting on top of the problem as soon as it sprouts can prevent you having to hire a professional. On the other hand, if it's already covering an area of more than a couple of square feet, it's time to call in a specialist. If your problem is already of larger proportions, don't feel ashamed to hire a remediation professional; they've seen it all, and besides, sometimes mould seems to grow up overnight and has a firm grasp on your wall before you realize it's there.
Clean Air Services Inc offers mould inspections, so contact them or another reputable company in your area.