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Are You Damaging Your Health By Avoiding Mold Remediation?

Posted by on October 1, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off

mold inspector Are You Damaging Your Health By Avoiding Mold Remediation?Uncontrolled water intrusion from rain in your home can occur due to faulty or worn out drainage systems, or simply, negligence. If not dealt with properly with mold remediation you can cause serious health hazards.

Regardless of the reason, water intrusion issues must be addressed expeditiously in order to prevent the development of potentially serious problems, especially from dangerous substances such as asbestos and mold.

Dangers of Asbestos

Asbestos is a hazardous substance widely used in building and insulation materials. Should you happen to experience a water intrusion from rainfall, be aware of asbestos. If you think that you’ve found it in your home, don’t touch it. Asbestos is a risk when tampered with in a way that releases dust that contains asbestos fibers. However, the presence of asbestos-containing materials in the home does not cause for alarm if the material has not been damaged.

Exposure to Asbestos can lead to serious health problems. It can cause Mesothelioma and lung cancer upon inhalation of microscopic fibers from friable asbestos. Some studies have also noted an increased rate of breast cancer in women who have been exposed to it.

It’s difficult to identify the presence of asbestos just by looking at it. The only way to be certain is to have a sample of the material analyzed by a laboratory.

Disposal of Asbestos should be done by properly trained personnel who’ll ensure that its well- contained so that dust and fibers do not escape.

Dangers of Black Mold

Mold is similarly hazardous and begins to grow rapidly after water finds its way into your home. The black mold is the worst type. This parasitic plant is lined with a dangerous substance called mycotoxin. This poison can adversely affect one’s health and can destroy surfaces in the home and render a house uninhabitable.

Exposure to moldcan causeallergic reactions like sneezing, runny nose, coughing, wheezing, tearing, redness of the eyes and skin irritation. It can also cause respiratory problems like asthma flare-ups and other serious illnesses such as Aspergillosis and Aspergilloma.

If you notice mold in your home, it’s best to hire a professional house mold remediation service that will adequately inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, they’ll have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation. Our mold remediation and bacteria removal services extend from Pasadena, Los Angeles and neighboring cities.