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Mold Spores

Keeping your homes dry may be hard work, but the positive effects can last a lifetime. Albeit, it is a given fact that everyone wants to live in a comfortable space; however, there is another reason why getting rid of the excess moisture of any given space is important, and it is most often tied up with the occurrence of mold and mildew.

Molds and mildew are organisms which are usually undetected by the human eye. Though they do appear to be harmless and fuzzy in nature, having them manifest a large portion of your property can be very dangerous. Mildew is a type of fungus which consists of hyphae, or fungal filaments produced on living plants or organic matter. Mold, on the other hand, can come in one of three most common types:

  • Pathogenic Mold
  • Allergenic Mold
  • Toxic Mold (black mold)
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These microorganisms are not the fastest beings alive, but they do spread dangerous spores which, if inhaled and constantly exposed to, cause various health issues and symptoms, such as:

  • Runny Nose
  • Respiratory Problems (e.g. difficulty breathing, tightening of the chest, and wheezing)
  • Incessant Coughing and Sneezing
  • Sore Throat
  • Asthma
  • Skin Allergies
  • Lung Cancer

Sadly, a lot of homeowners turn a blind eye when it comes to the presence of mold and mildew, and by the time they are faced with the troublesome consequences, it is already too late. Do not let this happen. It is better to fashion your homes with the correct systems and perform a proper inspection, to inhibit the manifestation of these microorganisms.

Tips on Preventing the Spreading of Spores

  • Check Your Home for Leaks, Floor & Wall Cracks, and Ground Water Seepage
  • Inspect the Cleanliness Levels of Your Ventilation System and Ductwork
  • Use Antimicrobial Spray when Cleaning Mold Infested Areas
  • Thoroughly Dry the Areas that Are Often Exposed to Water
  • Consider Installing a Vapor Barrier in Your Basement or Crawl Space
  • Most Importantly: Install a Dehumidification System in Your Basement or Crawl Space 

We, at Grate Products, know how much damage mold and mildew can create. That is why we urge all property owners to check their surroundings for problems that can encourage dampening and moisture, and regularly clean and dry their rooms as much as possible. If you are in need of additional protection, however, give us a call at: 855-873-1445 or visit our contact Grate Products page, so that we can help you get rid of these dangerous organisms, even before they show up. With the help of our services such as sump pump systems installation, basement waterproofing, and various moisture control products, your homes are freed from the harmful effects of excess moisture.

For help with moisture control and mold prevention, contact us today!

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