Mold In The Austin Home, A Serious Matter

Damage Caused By Mold and Mildew

Austin mold damage may not be immediately evident until such time that it has become widespread. Then mold can become a health hazard as well as a disintegration agent. Molds that grow in an open environment look organic and appear greenish to brown. However, it can also develop inside the home without the owner’s knowledge, especially if the conditions are ideal – moist and warm.

Some Molds are Extremely Toxic

Molds are a toxic genus of fungus that could become poisonous and therefore a health hazard. On top of being a health hazard, it is also growing and feeding on any organic material that it touches. The result, the material host, decays to sustain the growth of the molds. Mold growth usually happens on perpetually moist walls or posts, under the carpet, trees, and leaves. If left to breed for a long time, mold damage Austin will lead to the weakening and eventual destruction of wherever it proliferates on. The homeowners only recourse will be to call in an Austin mold remediation service

Water Leaks

Mold damage sets in for many reasons. Many times, you can avoid mold sometimes not. Unknown to the homeowner, there could be a tiny pipe leak hidden and unseen at the back of the walls or floorboards. Water leaks on the roof can cause molds to develop on the ceiling as well as the walls. Excess water damage caused by fire cleanups can also induce mold growth in places that are not often visited or cleaned.

Inhaled Mold Spore Cause Respiratory Problems

Mold spores can travel to other places through the air. So when it landed on organic material and allowed to stay there for a long time, it will start developing and damaging your home or furniture. When inhaled by the unsuspecting home occupants and pets, could result in a host of illnesses such as respiratory, intestinal and neurological.

Mold Can Make a House Uninhabitable

Unchecked mold growth will lead to the decay of your property. In a less severe scenario, it can cause discoloration or staining. Discoloration and staining have been the case for thousands of antique items that were meant to be preserved but found eaten away by mold growth because they have been left unchecked and unmaintained for a long time.

Moisture Must be Controlled

After a fire or flood disaster, taking out the smoke odor and cleaning off the soot on the walls, floors and other fixtures is not sufficient. A professional water damage restoration service can do a complete cleanup not only the smoke and soot but also the moisture that is not seen by the naked eye and the mold that can be developing in the hidden recesses of your home.