Is it really a problem if you are exposed to black mold spores?
The answer to that is definitely yes! Mold not only grows on surfaces inside and outside of your home, but if it is inhaled, it can continue its growth inside your body.
I remember as a child being told that if I swallowed watermelon seeds, they would begin growing in my stomach. That was a pretty frightening thought…
But the idea that mold can grow inside your body is a pretty disgusting thought, but it’s a reality.
Once it begins growing there, it will produce toxins that can make you very ill, from simple things such as sneezing and watery eyes to more severe problems such as breathing disorders, vomiting and neurological disorders.
Mold exposure problems are very difficult to diagnose…in fact they are probably the most misdiagnosed symptoms and illnesses in the country, often confused with other illnesses, so diagnosing it correctly can be nearly impossible.
Watch this short little video which will help you understand how mold can enter your body and what it can do once it is there.
If you think you have a mold issue in your home, don’t wait until it affects yours and your family’s health…Contact us right away!
Mold is basically digesting your clothing if it has begun to grow on it, and it leaves a stain where it has been, so the longer it grows the larger the stain, the less you’ll want to use the clothing and the harder it will be to remove the stain and the smell.
If the mold hasn’t been growing too long, there are some products that will help remove it from your clothing:
Washing them in a detergent that is designed to kill mold
Bleach – can help lighten stains
Vinegar – helps remove the smell of mold
Borax – doesn’t emit toxic fumes
Be sure to wash the items in hot water and run through 2 complete wash cycles. A great way to make sure the mold has been killed is to line dry the clothing in the sun, where the sun’s ultraviolet rays will not only help to fade the stains, but will work to kill the mold as well.
If you have mold growing on your clothing, your home might have a mold problem, if you do…
Contact us – Mold isn’t always easy to see, but we know what to look for, where to find it, and what to do when its found.