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Can Mold Make My Family Sick?

3/6/2023 (Permalink)

sick man in bed Can Mold Make You Sick?

During the wintertime, we often think of typical viruses that make their rounds and through our families that make us sick, such as RSV, the stomach bug, the flu, and even pneumonia. But there is another silent and potentially more dangerous threat that could be lurking inside your home.

Mold is a threat to families in homes where water or moisture were or are present and provides a breeding ground for invasive mold. Mold is often called a silent threat because it grows rapidly—usually without you knowing.

A lot of symptoms of mold-related sicknesses are similar, if not the same as other types of bacteria-borne or virus-laden illnesses. If you don’t know that mold is what is making you sick, you can often treat the symptoms of your mold sickness without remediating the problem at hand.

If you have mold present in your home, it can be killed quickly. However, killing off mold spores that you see doesn’t necessarily mean that you have remediated the whole problem. By the time you see mold spores, thousands or millions of non-visible spores may have already spread to other parts of your home via your HVAC system.

Mold loves to grow in quiet and damp places, which usually means in places you won’t really notice—until you do. And by the time most people notice a mold problem, it’s become a potential threat to their health, well-being, and home.

Remediating mold takes a professional mold contractor who knows and understands how mold grows, how it spreads, how to kill it, and how to remove mold-laden materials in your home.

If you are looking for the best mold remediation company in the East York, PA area, then look no further than SERVPRO East York. With 24-hour access to SERVPRO East York’s services, we can investigate how to mitigate your mold problem as soon as you find it. The mere presence of a growing mold means a moisture issue is feeding your mold problem. 

While eradicating mold completely is just about impossible due to the microscopic nature of spores, we can remediate problematic mold growth and the structural damage it causes to your home. We can also help you to understand ways that mold grows as well as ways that it spreads so you can protect your home in the future. Our certified team of mold remediation specialists knows how to locate mold growths, identify, and remediate the damage

From the time you place a call to SERVPRO East York’s mold specialists, we begin a multiple-step process in order to return your home to a safe and clean place. We’ll send a mold assessment specialist to identify the mold and the damage to your home.

To start the process, we’ll contain the growing mold and then filter the air in your home to clean it. Next, we’ll remove the mold itself as well as anything that contains mold damage. Finally, we’ll clean what’s been affected in your home and begin the restoration process to anything structural that needs to be fixed. You’ll be left satisfied knowing that your home was taken care of correctly, has been put back together structurally, and has been cleaned to the highest quality possible.

If you’ve discovered a mold issue, or even if you think you may have a mold problem, but aren’t sure, give the professional mold contractors at SERVPRO East York a call. We’re highly responsive and highly responsible when it comes to taking care of the things that matter most, you and your home. Don’t let mold make you sick, contact East York, PA’s best mold remediation company, SERVPRO East York.

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