Green mold in your house doesn’t mean the luck of the Irish has blessed your house. Even though it’s St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, there are other ways to be festive around the home. Mold of any kind is an unwelcomed visitor and should be combated before the HAZMAT team needs to be called in. You won’t be feeling so lucky with a biohazard sticker on your front door. There are a couple of ways to prevent mold from growing in your walls. One way would be to paint over it, but any time you try to get rid of a problem by covering it up just creates a bigger problem. The only real solution to send mold packing is controlling the air quality within your home. As the air heats up this spring and the moisture rises in the air it’s going to be a perfect breeding ground for mold. There are several different kinds of house molds, but one that is commonly found in homes and is very dangerous to have around is black mold. Black mold causes a multitude of health problems:
- Respiratory problems
- Skin inflammation
- Irritation of the mucous membranes
- Damage to internal organs
- Mental impairment
- Immune system suppression
A couple of weeks ago I talked about the benefits of installing an HRV or Heat Recover Ventilator in your house. Keeping fresh air moving through your home will prevent the type of environment that molds love to grow in. Investing in an HRV now will certainly prevent you from having to spend big dollars down the road if mold becomes a big problem. Black mold can grow on walls, carpets, in bathrooms, or on wood. Imagine if you merely painted over the mold every year and the cost of replacing that wall once the problem got too bad for you to combat. Installing an HRV will save you work, worry, and your health. Practical Systems cares, mention this blog to receive $200 off the installation, labor, and equipment of your HRV installation. Continue to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn for weekly updates on how to improve the air quality in your home.