Molds are natural organisms that can be found almost anywhere! They play a huge role in the environment by breaking down plant and animal material such as dead flowers. Although they are an important part of our ecosystem, we do not want them living inside of our homes! Mold can cause a number of health effects such as sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or skin irritation. If you have asthma, allergies, or other risk factors, you may have a significantly higher chance of having a severe or life-threatening reaction to mold. So, what causes mold in the home and where is it found? Mold can enter your home in many different ways. Common pathways are doors and windows, Air-conditioning vents, or even your clothes and shoes. There are many places that mold can grow in your home.
Some places mold may be found in your home:
- Sinks, bathtubs, and showers
- Near pipes
- Anywhere else with humidity or water damage including carpet, wood, fabrics, walls, etc.
Mold will grow in places with a lot of humidity and moisture. If you live in South Louisiana, you know that we are no stranger to either of those! Louisiana has a very humid climate. During the summer, daytime weather hovers around 90 degrees F from June to August and humidity levels stay within the 90% range most days. These are perfect conditions for mold to grow! If you believe your home has mold, do not wait! Call MY Environmental Consulting today to put your mind at ease and keep you and your family breathing clean air!