There is no cure for mold allergies. All you can do is treat symptoms and avoid any exposure to mold. That’s not easy if you work in contact with wood or in the fields and forests. Wet wood, especially dead wood, is a prime location for summer mold. And it’s no surprise that, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, farmers, carpenters, greenhouse workers, and lumber mill employees are particularly susceptible to mold allergy.
The other risk of mold is with us year round and anyone can be exposed to it, regardless of age or employment. It’s your house. House mold can last for years and will continue to thrive until you get rid of it. ServiceMaster by Skip can clear your home of mold and mold damage anywhere in DeKalb County and surrounding areas.
Moisture is the culprit. Anytime the humidity in your house, including your basement, rises above 50 percent, it’s likely that mold is growing. A damp or mildew-type smell is often the first clue. For persons already suffering with a mold allergy, their allergic reaction will be another indication that your home and air are contaminated with mold spores. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation recommends a HEPA (high efficiency particulate air) filter on your heating and air conditioning system. Also, we can perform a thorough cleaning of your HVAC ductwork system to eliminate accumulated dust, dirt, and allergens.
As for the mold, it needs to be completely eradicated. We’ll check throughout your home for mold, remove it, repair any material the mold has infested, and replace anything that can’t be repaired. We’ll also advise you on how best to prevent mold from returning, whether it be repairing leaks in your plumbing, removing anything that traps moisture, or utilizing a dehumidifier and the best place to install it.
Mold isn’t just a health hazard; it also hurts your property value. Don’t let damp areas ruin your home. Call ServiceMaster by Skip for mold removal and mold damage remediation in De Kalb County, Sycamore, DeKalb, and surrounding communities.