Moisture, which causes high humidity levels in your home, could be making your entire family sick. Headaches, a stuffy nose and other respiratory problems could be indications that you have mold growing in your house. When allowed to continue, mold growth can eventually make your home uninhabitable until the problem has been addressed.
Pittsburgh proudly boasts communities built from older homes. As houses in our area continue to age, more homeowners are finding water in their basements, moisture and condensation in their crawl spaces and musty smells throughout their homes. All of these conditions either promote the growth of mold spores or indicate that mold is growing somewhere in your home.
While it’s not possible to completely remove mold from inside your home, finding and eliminating the source of moisture will help manage its growth.
Read our blog to learn how moisture can damage your home.
What You Should Do When You Find Mold
If mold is growing in your basement or crawl space, find the source of water seepage or moisture. Fixing the problem that created an environment in which mold can grow is the most important step of mold remediation.
Until the humidity inside your home is below 60%, mold will continue to grow and release its spores into the air you and your family breathe. Once the source of the problem is identified, refer to the guidelines for mold cleanup, written by the Environmental Protection Agency.
If you’ve found signs of mold growth in your home, take advantage of our FREE 68 Point Inspection. Our certified inspectors will find the source of your problem.
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