There are thousands of different species of mold

Research shows us that there are over 100,000 different kinds of mold. The most common one being fungus, however, while some species of mold aren’t harmful, there are others that can lead to serious health problems.

Spending time in damp indoor environments are more vulnerable to side effects from mold and fungi

Damp environments indoors are where fungi and mold thrive. The more you are within this environment, the more likely you are to experience some negative side effects. Some of the main things people complain of include:

  • Memory issues
  • Brain fog
  • Numbness
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headaches
  • Sinus problems
  • Vertigo
  • Weight gain
  • Consistent nerve pain

Mold is normal in controlled amounts, so how do you know when it’s becoming a problem?

Shower walls, or any other area where there is persistent water, will grow small amounts of mold – and that’s completely normal. However, if you notice mildew growing in dry areas, it means that you have a leak that has made its way to the surrounding dry areas. Homeowners can easily get rid of mold themselves through cleaning, but for places of work or schools, professional help will be needed in order to maintain health standards.

You can prevent mold from happening in the first place or from getting any worse

It’s only recommended to start working on finding and fixing the leak after you’ve cleaned up the mold. The main things that could be causing leaks around dry parts of the house include toilets, water faucets, pipes, and water valves.

We advice calling in a plumber to take a thorough look at everything so that they can locate the leak, fix it, and prevent mildew from growing.