Conditions Conducive to Mold Growth
For mold to grow within the home and other structures, specific conditions must be met. These conditions are usually 1) dark, 2) warm and 3) moist. Mold will usually grow on walls and/or ceilings made of drywall, wood, or similar types of surfaces. Mold prefers these spots because these surfaces can easily retain moisture. Keep in mind that mold can form within 24 hours if all of these conditions are present.
Beware of the following mold triggers in your home:
- Leaky pipes, roofing, ceiling
- Condensation on walls and ceilings
- Damp places such as basements
- Standing water
- Bad ventilation
The Negative Health Effects of Exposure to Mold
It’s important to keep in mind that mold can affect you differently than it affects your cousin, or your best friend, or your next door neighbor. It also varies by exposure times, locations of the mold, and severity. That being said, it’s difficult to pinpoint the conclusive and specific health effects—but we can give you a list of common symptoms.
Watch out for the following symptoms:
- Dyspnea (breathing problems)
- Epistaxis (nose bleeding)
- Asthma exacerbation
- Irritable/itchy eyes
- Nasal & sinus congestion
- Headaches or migraines
- Cough and sore throat
- Skin irritation
- ...And more
How Ohio Valley Restoration Handles Mold in the Home
We can help you take care of all of the conditions that are conducive to mold growth in your home. We can provide mold assessments, fix leaky ceilings and pipes, extract water from damp basements, get rid of any and all standing water, provide emergency flood services, and more. Give us a call at 513-858-4588.