SERVPRO of Atascadero/Paso Robles releases report on mold and asthma
Mold can worsen the symptoms of asthma sufferers, and according to recent medical research, may even cause asthma in otherwise healthy children.
SERVPRO of Atascadero/Paso Robles, water damage restoration specialists, this week released a report about the link between mold and asthma. Mold can worsen the symptoms of asthma sufferers, and according to recent medical research, may even cause asthma in otherwise healthy children.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, people with sensitivity to mold or mold spores can develop asthmatic reactions. Breathing in mold may trigger asthma attacks for asthma sufferers. The EPA recommends that citizens promptly get rid of mold in their home to help control attacks.
The presence of mold in the home can more than double a child’s asthma risk, according to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
How does mold cause asthma?
Mold and mildew differ from other plants or animals by how they reproduce and grow. The mold or mildew spores, which behave kind of like mold “seeds,” are spread around through the air, where they can be breathed into the lungs. Some mold and mildew spores are released in dry, windy weather, whereas others are released in wetter conditions, which is why many mold allergy sufferers experience symptoms year-round. Mold is a very common trigger for allergy and asthma sufferers.
How to eliminate mold in the home
Depending on the severity of mold in the home, it can be quite the undertaking to remove it. Often the best choice is to call a water damage restoration specialist like SERVPRO of Atascadero/Paso Robles. Their professional team will use top of the line equipment and their specialized expertise to bring back the home to a healthy, mold-free state. Once the home is returned to this state, it is important to practice mold-preventing habits.
Mold and mildew build up especially in places like bathrooms, laundry areas and basements. Here are some mold preventing tips that will help keep the house safe and clean:
• Repair any plumbing leaks.
• Put an exhaust fan in the bathroom.
• Clean garbage cans weekly.
• Remove bathroom carpeting if moisture is a concern.
• Scour sinks and tubs at least once monthly with a diluted bleach solution.
• Clean refrigerator door gaskets and drip pans.
• Use an electric dehumidifier; drain the dehumidifier regularly.
• Raise the temperature in the basement to lower humidity levels.
• Promote ground water drainage away from the house.
SERVPRO of Atascadero/Paso Robles water damage restoration specialists also help to restore structures with damage caused by fire and other disasters. Call today at (805) 239-0466, or visit their website at https://www.servproatascaderopasorobles.com/