What is Mold?

What Causes Mold?

  • Roof Leaks: A leaking roof causes mold especially if not discovered or not if the roof is not repaired quickly.

  • Humidity: This is common during rainy seasons or presence of a large water storage container in the house. As the amount of moisture increases, the mold will be in a favorable condition to to grow.
  • Leaking Pipes: This is a major cause of their growth if not detected and corrected in good time. With most pipes passing through the wall in a house, it may not be easy to discover the issue. Keeping an eye on the signs of their presence is important.
  • Poor Ventilation: This happens when the steam in your house is too much yet there are no openings to let it out causing dampness which favors their multiplication.
  • Flooding: Continuous rains that cause flooding increase dampness due to slow drying thus leading to their growth.
  • Dampness: This may be due to drying clothes in the house on different surfaces making them grow on these surfaces.

What Stimulates Mold Growth?

Here are some common agents that are necessary for their growth;

  1. Excessive moisture in the room tends to cause dampness which makes mold growth very


  2. Warmth is necessary for mold growth as it provides a suitable environment as compared to freezing temperatures.
  3. When mold pores are present, they multiply very quickly thus encouraging their growth.
  4. Mold grows in dark places since they can’t grow in the sun.
  5. Surfaces such as the wall, wood or foods offer suitable conditions for their growth.

What Is Mold Exposure?

Once mold grows in your home, your health will be put at risk if it’s not removed immediately. The list of symptom is really long but here are some of the most common symptoms from their exposure due to pores irritation:

  • Sinus problems
  • Sneezing and coughing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Skin irritation
  • Difficulties in breathing
  • Additional symptoms include; Nausea, diarrhea, headaches, fatigue, feeling weak and having concentration problems.

Visit our page dedicated to common illness related to black mold exposure for more information.

Search How To Remove Mold

Once exposure symptoms are evident to you, seeking treatment is crucial. However getting rid of them is a must to avoid future infestation as well as health problems. There are products that are essential in removal of mold which include; baking soda, Ammonia, vinegar, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, detergent and tea tree oil. You can get rid of them using these products by making solutions and cleaning the infested areas.

Other practices include; repairing leaking pipes and roofs, ensure proper room ventilation, avoid keeping wet clothes in the room, make sure the house is well lit, all machines using water are properly functioning and finally, drying your house of any water excess especially during floods.