Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What You Need to Know About Mold

Mold grows in many different forms. Whether it's green fuzz on old food or black mold deriving from water damage, it’s important to understand it so you can remove harmful mold from your home. That’s why the experts at GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration are here to educate you.

Mold: The Basics

Mold is categorized as a fungus and thrives in damp atmospheres. It grows as multicellular filaments called hyphae. While scientists don't know the exact number of mold species out there, it is estimated that there are over 300,000.

Mold and Your Health

Microscopic mold spores are easily inhaled by humans — P.S. it's not good for your pets either. When you come in contact with mold spores, you can experience a number of health issues, including: allergies, coughing, fever, headaches, itchy eyes, runny nose, and long-term respiratory issues.

Mold Growth

Moisture + Oxygen + Nutrition = Mold Growth.

Since earth’s surface is covered by 71-percent water and is made up of 47-percent oxygen, mold has the opportunity to run rampant if not controlled. It develops in areas of your home with excess moisture. Some places to monitor include:
  • Air Ducts
  • Attics
  • Bathrooms
  • Basements
  • Beneath Carpets
  • Crawl Spaces
  • Dishwasher Seals
  • Refrigerators
  • Roofs
  • Washing Machines
  • Windows

Mold Removal

If you discover mold growth in your home, it’s important not to try and remove it yourself. DIY mold removal can cause mold spores to spread and actually make you sick if done incorrectly.

Are you in need of a high-quality mold removal service for your Long Island home? Look no further than GreenPro Cleaning and Restoration! Our methods are environmentally safe and proven to work. We service all of Nassau and Suffolk County. Contact us today at 631-940-8100 for a FREE quote.

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