Mold spores grow at levels of humidity around 50-60 percent and above. In central Florida, the humidity is high year-round, giving mold plenty of opportunity to breed. The key to stopping mold and mildew is to make every area in the home unattractive to them.
While some rooms in the house are naturally going to be more humid than others, such as the bathroom and laundry areas, this doesn’t mean that mold and mildew are inevitable. A tightly-sealed home can ensure the effectiveness of top-quality air circulation systems, as well as energy efficient dehumidifiers.
What Happens If Mold and Mildew Problems Are Ignored?
When mold and mildew concerns are ignored, a wide variety of consequences can occur. These include, but are not limited to:
- Health problems for people and pets within the home. Some individuals are extremely allergic to mold spores and may end up sick if mold is allowed to breed.
- Decreased resale value of the property. Mold eats away at surfaces throughout a house, and this will negatively affect the sale price of a home. In fact, some homeowners will not consider buying a residence if there is an obvious moisture problem.
- Decreased enjoyment of the home. The smell of mold and mildew can be strong, and this smell can make it impossible to truly enjoy one’s house.
- Increased cost of home repairs. If the underlying moisture problem that’s leading to mold and mildew is not addressed, the homeowner can expect to spend thousands of dollars over time fixing the symptom (e.g., getting the mold removed, but not the moisture) but never touching the problem.
Eradicate Mold and Mildew
You deserve to have a home that smells great, looks good, and is as healthy as it can be. Contact the experts at Northside Services for an affordable, thorough appointment to evaluate your home and discuss your options.