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Something in the Air? Mold Removal and Indoor Air Quality

February 28th, 2014 · No Comments

Mold Removal Services in Marshalltown, IA by ServiceMaster of Marshalltown

Blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, heating bills, school closings and snow blowers – they’re all things we associate with winter. It’s probably not the season when you would think about something like mold. After all, isn’t mold a problem when the weather is wet, humid or hot? Damp, warm and dark conditions are a bit like an amusement park for mold spores. They thrive there. But that doesn’t mean our nasty frostbite-cold winters are immune from mold and the problems it causes. When you need winter mold remediation in Marshall or Tama County, call ServiceMaster of Marshalltown to get it done fast and get it done right!

During these frigid months there are still places mold can grow, like under sinks, in showers, behind washing machines and around floor drains. Mold that may have started in warmer times can still be growing undetected when our homes are sealed up against winter’s blast. That can be a problem, because microscopic mold spores get into the air.  During the winter you’re not likely to open up the windows to air out the house, and that means you and your family may be exposed to mold in the air you breathe. That can be hazardous to your health.

Mold in the air may be invisible, but here are some clues to look for:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion, runny nose
  • Eye irritation, such as itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Respiratory problems, such as wheezing and difficulty breathing, chest tightness
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Skin irritation, such as a rash
  • Headache
  • Sneezing / Sneezing fits

If members of your family are experiencing some of these symptoms that last longer than a regular cold, you may want to consider the possibility that your house may have a mold problem. Some people are more susceptible to having a reaction to mold, like those with asthma or allergies.

If you suspect mold may be a problem, it’s important to locate the source of the mold. Check the most likely spots and let your nose be your guide. A musty smell is a good indication you may be on the right track.

If you’re having trouble finding it, but you still suspect you may have a mold problem, give us a call here at ServiceMaster of Marshalltown. We’re experts in mold detection and mold remediation. Even if you’ve located the source of the mold, it isn’t always easy to get rid of it for good or properly dispose of the contaminated materials. When you call ServiceMaster of Marshalltown, you can be sure mold will be a thing of the past. We can also give you tips on how to protect your home from a reoccurrence as well as tips on other cleaning challenges. At ServiceMaster of Marshalltown, we’re your hometown experts in cleaning, mold removal, and disaster restoration.

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