The mixture of moisture and heat create humidity. In turn, humidity creates an environment for mold and mildew to grow. There are various types of mold, with each type of ranging in seriousness. Highly toxic molds can be found anywhere in the air. They only become a problem when there is a large buildup.
Those with respiratory diseases like asthma are especially affected by the buildup of mold. In general, mold is not harmful in small amounts. However, large amounts of mold can decrease air quality and causes severe health risks.
Mold’s Impact On Air Quality
A large buildup of mold will pose a threat to indoor air quality. Anyone with a respiratory condition will also see drastic effects from the mold spores. These people may see greater problems with their condition, such as an asthma attack. Other people within the home may experience symptoms similar to allergies; sneezing, coughing, and irritated eyes, nose, or mouth.
Additionally, other symptoms of poor indoor air quality include shortness of breath, rashes, fatigue, and dizziness. Research suggests there are greater long-term effects of poor indoor air quality. Cancer, heart disease, and respiratory diseases are just a few examples. In the case of large amounts of toxic mold, exposure has lead to memory loss, depression, trouble with concentration, anxiety, insomnia, and more.
Prevent Mold Growth
There are a number of actions you can take to prevent the growth of mold in your home. Firstly, you should receive frequent inspections. Houston Admiral can inspect your AC ducts and attic for any signs of mold. These areas are often perfect places for mold to grow. Secondly, check your home for leaks. Leaks allow moisture to enter your home. Moisture paired with heat can lead to mold growth.
Finally, you can help improve the quality of your air. Houston Admiral only uses the most state-of-the-art technologies for air quality control. We place our trust in the Aerus air scrubber. Aerus is a company with more than 90 years of experience. NASA even uses Aerus technology for its astronauts.
Contact Houston Admiral Today
You can reach Houston Admiral today by calling (281) 876-9400. Our team can inspect your AC ducts and install the Aerus air scrubber. Schedule an appointment today by contacting our team. You may also learn more about our residential services and commercial HVAC services on our website.