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Basic Facts about mold
FAQs about molds,where they are found,how to eliminite them,and how they can affect people's health.
- What are mods?
- What are some of the common indoor molds?
- How do molds affect people
- I found mold growing in my home or my biusiness office,how to test the mold?
-I'am very concerned about moldin my hous and how should it be remove.
What are molds
Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors.No one knows howmany species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousnds to perhaps three hundred thousand or more according to CDC. Molds grow best in warm,damp,and huid conditions,and spread and repoduce by making spores. Mold can be sandwiched between walls, under hardwood or under the vanyl.
What are some of the common indoor molds?
* Clodosporium * Penicillium
*Alternaria * Aspergillus
How do molds affect people?
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You mayrecongnize mold by:
*Sight. Are the walls and ceiling in your home or office discolored, or do they show signs of mold growth or water damage?
*Smell.Do you smell a bad odor, such as a musty,earthy smell or foul stench?
In addition if your propertie have one or more of the hollowing:
-High Humidity - arelative hmidity level of greater than 50% promotes the growth of Mold and other fungi
-Water or Pipe Leaks- Many mold problems orginate from water and pipeleaks since they are undetected or neglected for days,months,or even yearsif minor enough.
-Leaky Roof - it's another form of water intrusion through the roof in your house,if you suspect a leaky roof,check the attic or your ceiling for signs of water damage or mold growth.
- Use of duhumidifiers without Relative Humidity Control:- using humidifiers can easily raise the moisture level in air to the point where mold is able to grow at a rapid rate the key is to regulate the relative humidity level,to ensure it stays within 55-60%RH.
- Damp Basements or Crowl spaces- Basements and crawl spaces tend to receive less ventilation,and are more likely to be at high risk than other parts of the home.
- Condensation or rusting-condation on or around pipes,windows,or walls is a sign of a leak or high humudity.
-Warped wood,Black grwth in Bathrooms tiles,Blocked Gutters,Dryers and Other Appliances not vented outdoors,poor ventilation.
Some people are sensitive to molds.For those people,exposure to molds can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness,eye irritation,or skin irritation.
Some people,such as those with serious allergies to molds,my have more reactions; it may be fever and shortness of breth.
some people may suffer with chronic lung illenesses,such as obstructive lung disease,may develop mold infections in their lungs or other respirtory tract symptoms,cough and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symtoms in people with asthma;and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition.
In English one o one Molds are Very dangerous for health.
Contact your doctor or other health care provider if you have any these Mold symptoms.
If there is mold growth in your home you should clean up the mold and fix any water problem such as leaks in roofs walls or plumbing . Controlling moisturise in your home is the most critical factor for preventing mold growth.
To remove mold growth from hard surfaces from hard surfaces use commercial products soap and water or a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water. Use a stiff brush on rough surface materials such as concrete
If you choose to use bleach to removw mold:
-never mix bleach with ammonia or other househld cleaners.mixing it will produce dangerous,toxic fumees
-Open windows and doors to provide fresh air
-always wear eye protection gear and non-porous gloves.
If the area to be clean is more than 10 squre feet,consult the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guide title (Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings). Also available is A Brief Guide to Mold Moisture,and Your Home. or call a professional for help.