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Mold is a nasty fungus that you never want to find in your home. If you'd like to learn more about it, however, read this post by Walker & Frick Construction Co. in Richmond, VA.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128 if you have a mold problem at home and require professional property restoration in Richmond, VA.

Facts About Mold

Mold Is Absolutely Everywhere

This first fact may be a little bit troubling and disheartening: mold is absolutely everywhere. You simply can't escape it. Everywhere you turn, there are mold particles waiting to develop. This is because mold can be found in the regular dust that covers your home. And as you know, you can't get rid of dust 100% (unless you clean your house diligently from top to bottom every single day). This means that the threat of mold growth is always present. However, this doesn't mean that you should give up and stop caring for your home's cleanliness and safety.

Mold Loves Humid Spaces

If there's one important thing to learn from this post, is that mold just needs one condition in order to start spreading: a humid, poorly ventilated spot. That's why, the most common places you'll find it is in closed-off places with high humidity. For example, the bathroom, the basement, and the attic, are always the first rooms in the house to present a mold problem. The good news is that, if you want to eliminate the risk of mold growth as much as possible, you can do so by ensuring your household has lower moisture levels.

It Can Cause Health Problems

Yes, mold growing on your walls, ceiling, and floors can result in a stinky home that's not that pleasant to look at. However, the biggest threat mold presents in your house, is that it can cause health problems on whoever's exposed to it for a longer period of time. While smaller doses of mold aren't harmful, letting the nasty little fungus spread left and right can bring up respiratory illnesses in your family members. Especially if you have allergy-sufferers in your household, allowing mold to grow can make their day-to-day life all the more uncomfortable, difficult, and even dangerous.

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It Can Cause Irreparable Damage to Your Home

The worst thing mold can do is endanger your and your family's well-being. However, it's not the only negative consequence that can come from its presence. On the contrary, mold development can do more damage than you know, as it can completely ruin your house and all of your belongings. If you leave mold to its own devices, you'll soon start to see how it eats away at your house, damaging its integrity and making it dangerous to inhabit. If you let it go for too long, said damage can be irreparable and/or may need serious professional help to restore.

It Can Be a Symptom of Something Else

Don't get us wrong: mold development is a big problem in and of itself. However, more often than not, the appearance of mold in your house may simply be the symptom of another problem that you may not be aware of. For example, if there is a leaky pipe in your plumbing system, if there is a crack in your foundation, or if there's another issue that could be increasing the moisture levels in your household, you can expect mold to start showing up. That's why, if you see that mold is starting to grow in your house, it is a good idea to have a professional inspector check it out. They can let you know if there's another problem that you should address.

You Can Control Mold Growth

After the dire scenario we just painted in this post, it's easy to think that all is lost in the war against mold growth. However, that's not the case. There are plenty of things you can do to ensure this won't become a problem in your house. For instance, you should keep your place as clean, dry, and as well-maintained as you can. It's also strongly suggested that you act fast at the first sings of mold development in your home. If you fail to do the tips above, you may need a professional team to come and help you control and get rid of your mold problem before it's too late.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co. at 804 282 128 if you need a free estimate on mold remediation and professional property restoration in Richmond, VA.