A lot of times, mold can cause problems that we can’t even imagine at first. Aside from the fact that it can cause organic matter like wood to deteriorate and rot more easily, mold can also be a health and safety hazard. If left to continue to spread and grow, mold – which is ultimately a type of fungi – will affect your health and lead to symptoms such as cold-like symptoms, watery eyes, sinus congestion and asthma attack. Some studies even show that it can be linked to the development of certain types of tumors.
The reason why it’s important to contract the services of restoration contractors to eliminate mold entirely is because it can be such a persistent hazard, and its effects can worsen over time. As mold degrades and eats through all types of materials, it can spread to areas that aren’t easily visible. As a result, even if you remove part of it in areas that you can see, the health hazards that the remaining mold can cause will not disappear.
Moreover, there is a danger that mold can affect the structural integrity of wooden elements in your home, such as roof decking, patios and even certain types of roofing and siding that use organic elements. The remaining mold can also end up contaminating your air, making it harder to breathe and leading to possible disease.