Is the interior of your home making you sick? According to medical professionals the answer is yes, it could be. In fact, danger could be lurking in a number of places including your bathroom, kitchen, around your appliances and windows and even under your carpet. Mold and mildew is often found where you least expect it and inferior or a lack of professional carpet cleaning services could be part of the problem.
What Can Breathing in Mold Do?
Mold can affect your health in many ways and has the ability to cause:
• Memory loss
• Muscle pain
• Joint pain
• Autoimmune disorders
• Respiratory issues
Mold grows and releases spores into the air that are invisible to the naked eye. When mold is present it sometimes contains thousands of mold spores per each cubic foot of indoor air. To put things in perspective as many as 20 million spores could comfortably fit on the surface of a quarter. Mold spores are extremely resilient and can survive environments that you would not expect to support mold growth. In fact spores can lie in a dormant state for years until the right conditions arrive and they resurrect themselves and come back to life. Mold is classified as a fungus and scientists have been able to positively identify more than 1,000 types of mold growing inside homes across the United States alone.
Mold classification Chart
Allergenic Molds: Although these molds are not life-threatening they are known to cause respiratory issues including asthma. Children and the elderly are especially susceptible to mold allergies.
Pathogenic Molds: these types of molds are known to produce infections which can be problematic for individuals with suppressed immune systems. Pathogenic mold can cause illnesses including hypersensitivity pneumonitis an infection which can grow in the lungs of individuals with weakened immune systems.
Toxigenic Mold: these are the most dangerous types of molds and are known to produce mycotoxins which can result in serious health issues such as cancer for individuals who are exposed. Mycotoxins are present in mold spores which can be inhaled, ingested or absorbed through the skin. Microbial volatile organic compounds are released directly into the air and when inhaled can cause respiratory responses which can result in a flu-like illness known as Organic Dust Toxic syndrome.
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The bottom line is that damp areas in your home can make you and your family sick. Using carpet cleaning equipment that leaves your carpet wet or a carpet cleaning company that does not use the right kind of equipment can put your home at risk for mold growth. The knowledgeable experts at Carpet Care 2000 use a state-of-the-art powerful hot water extraction unit attached to truck mounted equipment to steam clean your carpets and remove antigens and moisture to improve air quality and stop mold growth in its tracks. To learn more about professional carpet, rugs, and upholstery cleaning services for your home or business, contact the knowledgeable experts at Carpet Care 2000 today.