Mold not only causes structural and property damage but is also harmful to human health. Mold is best friends with moisture. When there’s excessive moisture, there’s mold. Sometimes, mold can cover an entire living room or kitchen wall before you even realize it. The humidity makes kitchens, basements, and bathrooms prone to mold growth. This doesn't mean mold will not grow in your living room walls or any other room because apart from moisture mold can also grow in areas with poor ventilation and on various surfaces including walls, ceilings, carpets, and even furniture.

The question: Is it safe to sleep in a house that has mold?

The short answer is NO! It is not safe to sleep in a house that has mold. Mold releases spores into the air to multiply. These mold spores when inhaled by humans or animals (your pets) can cause various health issues;

Respiratory issues: Mold spores when inhaled can cause respiratory issues. It is even more dangerous for people with pre-existing conditions. It can exacerbate asthma and can worsen an individual's condition. Kids with asthma can suffer an asthma attack with prolonged mold exposure. 

Allergic reactions: Mold can cause allergic reactions in people with compromised immunity, generally sensitive people, and kids. The symptoms might include rashes and bumps on the skin, blocked nose, coughing, sneezing, 

Fungal Infections: Again, people with compromised immune systems are susceptible to fungal infections when exposed to mold for a long period. Certain molds, such as Aspergillus, are notorious for causing fungal infections. To learn more about different types of mold, visit Your Guide To ID Different Types Of Mold

How To Prevent Mold Growth?

When it comes to preventing mold growth, simple things should be kept in mind;

  • Humidity levels should be low. Consider using a dehumidifier for bathrooms and basements.

  • Proper ventilation should be maintained. Open doors and windows of your kitchen and living room when the weather permits. 

  • Regularly check for any leaks in pipes and roofs. Dampness can quickly become a breeding ground for mold. 

  • Clean and dust your home regularly to prevent the buildup of mold spores.

  • Use exhaust fans during and after activities that generate moisture, like cooking or showering.

While it is better to prevent mold growth, sometimes it can sneak up on you after doing all the things right. And that is when you should contact a mold removal company like RidAway. RidAway is an expert at removing mold. It uses industry-grade technology, is EPA-approved, and is fully licensed and insured.  

Will Mold Come Back After Remediation?

If you clean up mold without stopping the water intrusion that’s causing it to grow, the mold will almost certainly come back. That’s why RidAway takes extra precautions to ensure mold gets out and stays out. We’ll find out how moisture is getting into your home so that we can take the necessary steps to stop it, keeping your home dry and preventing future mold and mildew growth. 

If moisture intrusion has caused water damage in addition to mold growth, you can count on us for expert water restoration services as well, allowing you to keep your home clean, safe, and healthy with help from one expert team.

Reliable service from a trusted mold remediation company near you in Massachusetts.