As August approaches, so does the humidity and overgrowth of mold in Acworth causing allergies and asthma in some people- Learn more about it now!

Mold in Marrietta

Mold is a fungus commonly found in moist areas such as on logs, fallen leaves, in bathrooms and basements. Mold is potentially anywhere there is moisture or dampness. Mold, unlike plants and flowers, produce spores.  These spores travel through the air and get inhaled in our lungs, similar to pollen, to create an allergic reaction in some of us creating mold allergies. These spores are not visible to the naked eye. They are very resilient and can survive in dry and harsh environments where mold can not grow. Traveling through air, mold spores land on a moist and humid surfaces enabling mold to grow. There are many different types of mold, indoor and outdoor being the two most prominent when dealing with mold in Acworth.

Indoor mold in Acworth is often referred to as mildew. This is a particular mold in the home that is white or gray in color and commonly found growing in showers, under sinks, in drains, drywall, ceiling tiles, carpets, furniture, ducts, wallpaper and around plumbing pipes. Black mold which is greenish-black in color is also found indoors but is not as common. Indoor mold has the potential to cause health problems and can destroy surfaces and objects where it grows. 

Outdoor mold in Acworth is most common in damp, dark areas of decomposing plant life. It is often found growing on rotting logs, fallen leaves, grass and in piles of compost. Outdoor molds are not destroyed with the cold and frost in the fall and winter like pollen. Its growth just remains dormant until spring and summer.

Similar to most allergies, mold allergy symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, itchy, swollen, irritated eyes and ears, hives, rash, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing and worsening asthma symptoms. Individuals with mold allergies can have greater symptoms and a higher severity of symptoms based on their sensitivity to it as well as the type of mold they are exposed to. An allergist or doctor can help you determine whether your symptoms are related to a mold allergy. This is the best time to schedule that container and hauling service to get rid of any excess branches, trees and brush to eliminate the chance of mold overgrowth round your home. Contact R&R Container Service, they are just the people to help to eliminate the mold in Acworth.