There are over 2000 different kinds of mold and it can be difficult to differentiate between them. Some molds are allergenic, meaning if you are allergic to them and are exposed to them, you may suffer an adverse reaction. Other molds are toxigenic and their effect on health can be significant. The sooner mold is identified, the sooner it can be dealt with in a safe, efficient manner. Mold grows in environments where there is something for it to eat, temperature over 60 degrees F, and a moisture source, which can be standing water, moisture soaked into building materials, or excessive humidity levels…all conditions which can be found in southeastern Wisconsin.


If left untreated, mold can lead to rotting of your home as well as compromise your home’s durability. Some realtors say that mold in your home could actually depreciate the value of your home by 10%! Not only does mold affect your home but as described earlier, it can also affect you! Mold can cause an array of health problems ranging from chronic headaches to fever to nausea and worse.


While worrisome, there are steps you can take to prevent mold from growing in your home. If you are building or remodeling, for instance, make sure you allow your framing to dry before putting up drywall, and use mold-resistant drywall and paints. You can also control mold growth in your home by controlling humidity levels, ventilating your bathroom, laundry room, kitchen, and sealing leaky areas, like the roof and windows. In the event that you do encounter flooding after heavy rains, be sure to do an in-depth cleaning and drying of the affected area. WHAT IF I


If you find you are experiencing mold in your home, do not try to get rid of it on your own. Treating mold on your own with cleaners such as bleach can actually cause the mold to spread more quickly. AdvantaClean of Suburban Milwaukee is a certified mold remediation contractor and our technicians are trained on proper mold removal and structural cleaning. If you think you have mold or are worried about moisture issues, call AdvantaClean of Suburban Milwaukee at (414) 240-0653 today. Our certified specialists will provide a free consultation and service estimate to rid your home of mold, leaving you healthier and happier.


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