Spring Cleaning May Stir Up Mold Spores
May 18, 2019 Comments Off on Spring Cleaning May Stir Up Mold Spores About Mold, Indoor Air Quality, Spring Ben Fetzer

It is almost June, and you’ve probably engaged in some sort of spring cleaning. In addition, it’s the rainy season. If you haven’t considered the potential for mold growth in your home or office, now is the time. Mold likes high humidity, and it likes warm and stagnates air. You may not have many places like this where mold could successfully invade, but there’s no harm in considering it.

Consideration is Key to Your Spring Cleaning Routine

Regular mold testing is not a necessary routine for most homeowners. If you haven’t noticed any mold, and you don’t have any damp, dark areas in your home, you probably won’t have an issue. However, you really should consider whether or not mold could be an issue. Don’t have a kneejerk reaction of negativity. Mold can happen to anyone. That is why it is worth keeping an open mind and considering where there could be a potential for mold growth. Have a basement or crawlspace? Is it dry? There are many places in homes that go unchecked for extended periods of time.

Reactions to Notice

In addition to thoroughly checking any places with the potential for mold growth, it is also important to look for reactions to mold presence. Spring cleaning can stir up spores, and mold spores can be lurking practically anywhere. Much of the cause-and-effect relationship between mold spores and human health are not well-understood, but there has been enough anecdotal evidence to label mold as a toxic substance. If you have done some deep cleaning in your home and are now suffering allergies or other respiratory issues, you may have mold.

Know When to Call the Professionals

Mold testing may not be a necessary test for the average homeowner, but if you suspect mold is a problem, you may want to get your home tested. Professionals will test areas of the home that are more likely to have mold present, and they’ll test multiple areas of the home to ensure they don’t miss any major mold problems.

If you have visible mold in your home, then you should definitely call a professional. Once it becomes visible, you have a lot of mold present, and it can travel through air ducts or even on the bottom of shoes. Professionals know how to adequately and safely remove mold from the home, and they have the equipment to make sure nobody gets ill during the process. Neglecting to remove a mold problem from your house can become very costly if you don’t do it right the first time.

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Ben Fetzer Ben Fetzer, is the founder and owner of Fresh Start Restoration of Kansas City. He is passionate about informing and educating you the customer. By providing you with insider industry information, he empowers you with knowledge and tools to properly compare companies and spot unethical sales practices. Which unfortunately is far too common in the mold remediation industry. By sharing stories and providing professional tips he gives you the ability to make the right decision for your mold problem! Ben is an experienced mold expert with over 15 years in the cleaning & restoration industry! He has received official training and certifications from the IICRC, ICRA, and NORMI. His history of high integrity and superior quality has made him a leader in the remediation industry. Thereby giving customers outstanding customer experience! Which has resulted in a long history of consistent 5-Star customer ratings since the company began in 2008!