Although continuous exposure to mold growth is hazardous to everyone, the level of risk for people with weakened immune systems is definitely higher than for those who are healthier.
By inhaling or simply touching mold or its spores, allergic reaction may be experienced, and for those who suffer with asthma, mold can increase the asthma attacks.
When most people think of water damage, the first thing that pops into their mind is damage from floods. Floods are devastating, and happen only periodically…but there is water damage that happens frequently, is more common place than floods and can cause a great deal of damage.
Mold has plagued people down through the ages, you can even read about how to properly handle mold in the Book of Leviticus in the Bible.
Because, unlike plants, mold (which is a fungus) does not make its own food, it depends on organic materials to sustain itself and grow.
If you have mold growing on your walls, don’t be tempted to “just paint over it” hoping that will get rid of the problem for you…it won’t. What seems like a good idea is really an effort in futility.
Obviously the best way to fight mold is to prevent it from ever getting started and taking over. But that is sometimes easier said than done.
We can’t run and we can’t hide, mold spores are not only insidious, but they are everywhere and always with us.