Invisible mold spores are everywhere, including in your kitchen and bathrooms. This is simply a fact of nature, and there is very little you can do about it. Mold spores, however, usually lie dormant and aren’t problematic unless they come into contact with moisture, which is the perfect breeding ground for mold spores to morph into slimy mold. Mold usually takes hold near water sources, like in your bathrooms and kitchen. Even something as minor as a slow leak in a bathroom pipe can lead to a mold problem, and mold can be dangerous to your family’s health.

Mold Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shares that exposure to environments that harbor mold can have variety of negative health effects:

  • Eye irritations
  • Skin irritations
  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Coughing and/or wheezing

Further, some people are more sensitive to mold than others. Those with more serious allergies to mold often have far more dangerous reactions. The immune-compromised and those who have chronic lung conditions, including obstructive lung disease, can contract life-threatening lung infections because of exposure to mold. Mold in your home represents a real health threat that should never be ignored.

An Experienced Boca Raton Plumber Can Help Remove Mold

Mold in your home can be unsightly, but it also represents a significant health risk. The CDC reports that the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has identified sufficient evidence to connect exposure to indoor mold with respiratory-tract symptoms, coughs, and wheezing in people who are otherwise healthy, including children. Additionally, the IOM links areas that are prone to mold with the potential development of asthma in those who are already susceptible to asthma.

Finally, recent studies suggest that adequately removing mold in the home may help decrease the morbidity rates related to both respiratory allergies and asthma. If your kitchen and/or bathroom harbor mold or conditions that could give rise to mold, you need an experienced Boca Raton plumber.

Identifying Mold in Your Home

Mold is a fungus that can grow very quickly. It often presents with a blackish or greenish-black stain on walls, floors, and/or floorboards. Mold can also have a musty smell – much like the smell that emanates from the pages of an old book. Further, mold can cause flooring to become deformed. It’s important to remember, however, that mold in your home may not be readily apparent. If you’ve had plumbing issues, there’s a good chance that mold may have taken up residence (even if you can’t see it or smell it).

If you’ve had any serious flooding, you’re likely to have mold in your home. Finally, if you or a member of your family deals with chronic nasal congestion (or similar symptoms) that improve when you’re away from your home, you very well may have a serious mold problem. An experienced Boca Raton plumber can help you restore your home to the healthy environment you and your family deserve.

Don’t wait until a member of your family has a health issue or until mold is staining your walls and floors to address your mold problem. If you have leaky pipes (even slowly leaking pipes), have experienced a plumbing accident, or have had flooding in your bathrooms or kitchen, you’re likely to have a mold issue. Further, the high humidity that’s native to Florida contributes to increased mold in our homes. Contact a skilled Boca Raton plumber to correct your faulty plumbing, identify how serious your mold situation is, and rectify the problem with expert mold removal services. Your family’s health is far too important to leave to chance. Don’t allow mold in your kitchen and/or bathrooms to affect your family’s well-being; seek the professional services of a Boca Raton plumber today.

If You Suspect Your Home of Harboring Mold, Contact a Plumber

An overabundance of mold in your home is dangerous to your family’s health. It’s as simple as that. The beautiful State of Florida has so much to offer, including inviting weather that practically begs us to spend quality time outdoors. Florida, however, is also well known for high humidity, which is closely associated with indoor-mold problems. If you’re experiencing issues with mold in your home – or suspect that mold may be afoot – the plumbing and restoration specialists at Erica's Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Restoration are here to help.

Our master team is the preferred plumbing choice of many Boca Raton homeowners and most of the area’s insurance companies. Our plumbing and restoration experts will effectively and efficiently identify the nature and degree of your mold problem, fix the underlying plumbing issue, and restore your kitchen or bathroom to its former pristine condition.

Our highly trained technicians are certified mold remediation experts and general contractors, so we can address your mold issue from every angle. The mold remediation and water mitigation contractors at Erica's Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Restoration in Boca Raton are standing by to help, so please contact or call us at (561) 782-2779!

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