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How Dangerous are Common Molds in Your Home?
There are a dozen or more common molds that can appear in basements across the Pittsburgh region, all of which can be put into one of 3 major categories:
These types of molds can wreak havoc on your family’s health, as well as harm your home. When mold takes root in your basement, it starts eating away at wood, fabric, drywall, and cardboard boxes that may be used for storage.
These components are all made up of organic materials that provide a food source for mold. Mold feeds on the cellulose and other organic compounds found in these materials, breaking them down into simpler compounds that it can use for energy and growth.
Over time, mold will destroy wood and other finishing and stored materials in your basement, causing serious damage that can cost thousands of dollars to fix.
On top of that, mold is hazardous to your health, and even if you think your home is safe, the unfortunate truth is that it’s probably not— mold can be found in over 70% of homes in the Pittsburgh area. If you have a damp basement, your home is ripe for mold infiltration.
At D-Bug Waterproofing, we are your local mold remediation experts, with decades of experience cleaning mold from basements crawlspaces, as well as addressing the leaks and wet spots that feed the mold in your home.
How Mold Affects Your Health
Allergenic molds aren’t directly toxic, but they can cause your allergies to get out of control. They can make conditions like asthma much worse than they have to be and can generally lower your quality of life.
Pathogenic molds can make you sick directly, especially if you’re already not in good shape or have a weakened immune system. If you live with someone who has a weak immune system, is elderly, or has other health problems, these molds can get them sick fast.
Toxigenic molds are the worst offenders. They literally create toxins that can cause major health problems that might even be lethal.
If you think you have mold, you need an expert to check your home and tell you exactly what type of mold you’re dealing with. That’s where we can help.
Trust D-Bug Waterproofing with Your Mold Remediation Needs
With over 75 years of experience dealing with moldy basements in southwestern PA, we know what it takes to get the job done. To schedule your free inspection, visit our Contact Us page or give us a call at 1-855-381-1528.