Have you recently had water damage to your home? Do you have a constant leaking pipe you’re avoiding? Water and moisture have more of an impact than just staining your walls and baseboards. It could also be the start of one of the more serious health and property concerns people can face - mold. While some homeowners may think a simple scrubbing can take care of mold - often times that’s only addressing the surface mold. Generally, mold grows behind walls and can affect the actual framing and foundations of your home. At Honest Abe’s Home Services we offer top quality mold detection and remediation services. We get to the real source of the problem and take care of it so you have the peace of mind you deserve in your home!
What Causes Mold?
As mentioned before, mold thrives in wet and moist conditions - but flooding is not the only cause. Mold can also stem from various conditions including:
- Poor Ventilation: Have you ever woken up to find fogged windows in your home? As the day heats up that excess humidity leaves your home, but without the proper ventilation, it can actually persist for a long time. Eventually, that moisture can leak behind walls and inside ductwork - if it happens enough - mold spores can start to grow.
- Leaky Pipes: Plumbing is often out of sight and out of mind. If there’s a hidden water leak inside a cabinet or behind a wall, it could be the perfect breeding ground for black mold. Once you notice it, it may be too late for a simple repair.
- Wet Clothes: If you’ve ever left damp clothes on your floor for some time you know they can get a musty smell. Leave them out for long enough and that musty smell can escalate even further into mold growth.
The most important thing to remember is that mold grows in moisture-filled conditions that are dark and oftentimes closed off from the rest of your home. If you’ve recently had an issue with wet conditions, it would be a good idea to call out a pro to perform some mold testing on your property.
How Can it Impact Your Home?
Mold can affect your home in a few different ways. For one, it will lead to some significant damage on your property as proper removal requires replacement of drywall, foundations, and wall framing. It can also impact your health as well. If you’ve noticed an uptick in respiratory infections, colds, and allergies, there could be a larger issue at hand. Without being properly addressed the mold can lead to significant health challenges that in rare cases can even lead to death.
Also, mold can deteriorate your heating and air conditioning systems. The mold can grow inside of your system or ductwork, cutting down the lifespan of your HVAC unit considerably. It’s always important to pay attention to warning signs in your home. The quicker you address mold growth, the less it can affect your home and health.
Professional Mold Removal Services
At Honest Abe’s Home Services we’re homeowners too - which is why we understand the significance of mold. We offer high-quality mold detection techniques that provide detailed and accurate results. Once we’ve found the mold we’ll help you properly remove it, and make the repairs needed to get your home livable. Our goal is to keep your family safe and your home comfortable, and we guarantee your satisfaction with every service.