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How Mold Damage Can Pose a Real and Present Threat to Your Home

Coping with mold growth is one of the inevitabilities of living in a city like Decorah, IA. Humidity is a fungi’s best friend, and any state with regular rain can be susceptible to mold damage manifesting in homes. Plus, this isn’t even addressing mold damage from burst pipes, leaks, storm damage, and so on. Though not all mold growth is created equal, it still remains true that any amount of mold damage in a home requires treatment. ServiceMaster Cleaning Services offers comprehensive mold removal for homes impacted by mold growth.

As a homeowner it’s important to remember that mold is more than a smattering of color on your walls and ceilings. Despite its unassuming appearance, mold is a living organism that can grow and thrive in extremely adverse conditions. Regardless of the age or history of your home, you may be susceptible to mold growth ranging in severity from mildly irritating to a full-on infestation.

Mold can grow quickly and without much prompting. You don’t need to have serious water damage issues in your home in order to end up with mold, but once it begins to grow, intervening is essential. Without effective mold removal, mold can eat away at the materials that make up your home. Everything from wood to carpet can be susceptible to mold damage, and given enough mold and enough time, it can even compromise the structural integrity of your house.

Along with physical risks, mold can also pose potential health risks to residents and visitors to your home. When inhaled, mold spores can cause or exacerbate some health complications. In small amounts, mold spores can trigger allergies, skin irritation, headaches, and asthma attacks.

It’s difficult to overstate the potential dangers of mold damage in a home. Mold removal should always be requested as soon as mold damage becomes apparent. For Decorah, IA homeowners, ServiceMaster Cleaning Services is here to help. For mold removal assistance, contact us directly online today or at (563) 382-9888!