We can test for mold in your house, as well as remediate any present spores.
When you experience a leak or flood at your home, it’s important to deal with the water to limit the extent of the damage as much as possible. However, even after the moisture has been properly cleaned and dried out, another sneaky substance can stay behind: mold. The presence of mold in any structure is concerning, as the spores can move through the air you breathe and impact your health. Indoor air quality is linked to the presence of contaminants in the air, and mold spores are one of the most concerning and allergy-inducing contaminants that can be present in your indoor air.
It’s not always easy to know when you have mold in your house, as it tends to grow in dark, damp places. Common areas for mold growth include basements, attics, and crawlspaces, as these are rarely accessed places in a home. You may experience some allergic symptoms when you’re exposed to mold in the house, such as congestion, coughing, throat irritation, or headaches. If these symptoms tend to disappear when you leave the house, you are likely experiencing a reaction to something that’s present in the indoor air.
At AdvantaClean of Des Moines Central, we work with property owners throughout West Des Moines, Iowa to deal with mold problems. We can test for mold in your house, as well as remediate any present spores. As part of the AdvantaClean family of companies, we’re proud to provide indoor air quality solutions to customers who want to ensure a clean, healthy, and safe place to live for their families.
FAQs About Mold in a House
At AdvantaClean of Des Moines Central, we know it is disconcerting to notice mold in your house and you are bound to have a long list of questions about how to proceed and what the dangers might be. We always take the time to address your specific questions, but we thought it might prove helpful to share a few common ones we have been asked in the past about mold in a house.
Are there ways I can avoid getting mold in my house?
Most of the time, mold results from excess water or moisture due to a plumbing leak, flooding, or inadequate drainage around your home. If you experience high humidity levels, it is important to find out why and rectify the situation to avoid mold recolonizing. Other tips include running a dehumidifier and using mold inhibitors when you paint your home’s walls.
Where can mold be found in my home?
Mold can sometimes be visible, but often it is hidden under wallpaper, behind the drywall, in the ductwork, above the ceiling, under the carpeting, on the backs of draperies and other window coverings, deep inside furniture, in crawlspaces and basements, up in the attic, and within belongings that have gotten wet at some point.
What can you tell me about black mold?
Black mold has the highest potential for causing health problems, but it is rarer than most people think. It requires constant moisture to grow and prefers building materials with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content. It is most commonly found on gypsum board and fiberboard, but after a flood it can also colonize on wet paper and cardboard.
At AdvantaClean of Des Moines Central, we can fix problems with mold in houses in Des Moines, Urbandale, West Des Moines, Ankeny, Colfax, Martensdale, Norwalk, Prole, Minburn, Lacona, Bouton, Peru, Winterset, Bevington, Huxley, Bondurant, Dallas Center, Elkhart, Indianola, Polk City, Cambridge, Prairie City, Van Meter, Berwick, Redfield, Liberty Center, Madrid, Earlham, Sheldahl, Carlisle, Cumming, New Virginia, Altoona, Windsor Heights, Granger, Johnston, Mingo, Ackworth, Alleman, Maxwell, Truro, Milo, Saint Charles, Waukee, Grimes, Ira, Pleasantville, Adel, Booneville, Patterson, Woodward, Swan, Runnells, Saint Marys, Hartford, De Soto, Slater, Kelley, and Mitchellville, Iowa.