It is sometimes tempting to act a bit like an ostrich and put your head in the sand, so to speak, about issues that might be going on with your home that you don’t see. That would not be advisable in the case of hidden mold. You do not need visible mold to move forward with mold removal. Hidden mold can be just as dangerous to your home and your family.
Hidden mold affects indoor air quality, which will prove noticeable by those prone to allergic reactions to contaminants in the air. Even those without allergies can experience health concerns due to long-term exposure in an environment where the more toxic species of mold are present. If anyone in your family struggles with itchy eyes, sore throats, runny noses, skin irritation, or other respiratory symptoms, it is a good idea to have a mold removal company assess whether there is hidden mold in your home.
Another thing to know about hidden mold is that it exists if the conditions are favorable for it to activate and colonize. That means you have a moisture issue, and it could be a water leak that could soon equate to water damage. A moisture problem also means your home could have elevated humidity, which causes your air conditioner to work harder. The harder it works, the sooner it will wear out or need repairs. You can preserve the life of your HVAC system by taking care of the moisture problem as part of your mold removal process.
Mold removal is also important because mold damages the building material it is feasting on. As a result, you could end up needing substantial repairs if you do not take care of the mold problem before it reaches a critical stage.
If you suspect hidden mold or have visible confirmation of mold, reach out to us at ARC insulation to learn more about the mold removal process. We are certified in mold remediation and encapsulation so we can get to the root of the mold problem. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.