How Homeowners Are Harming Themselves Amid COVID-19 :
Social distancing, stay-at-home orders, self-quarantine, coronavirus; these words dominate the newsfeed of today, with the historic global pandemic causing millions of people to shut themselves inside for the health of the greater good. The CDC estimates that between 160 to 240 million people could end up infected during this outbreak.
But do you know just how damaging your own home could be to your health and the health of your family?
Detecting The Presence Of Mold
Mold is an oftentimes invisible problem, not appearing on the surface and easy to ignore until it gets you or a loved one sick or appears as a fungus on your ceiling. But mold in the home is a silent killer; without ever seeing it, it can cause a family severe health issues such as bleeding lungs, kidney failure, and cancer.
Even something as simple as a feveror asthma, both linked to toxic molds, can be enough to send a person to the hospital in critical condition when exposed to COVID-19. Anyone immunocompromised, according to the CDC, is at a higher risk of catching the virus and developing seriously debilitating symptoms.
Nothing is more compromising to the immune system than long-term exposure to mold. Mold fungi break down organic material as a part of decomposition, and when mold spores invade the human body, the first thing that breaks down is your first line of defense – your immune system. Oftentimes, mold growth is not discovered, or even noticeable, until exposure has gone on for quite a while.
Toxic mold visibly presents in water damage, or visible mold spores growing on a wall or a ceiling, but this is often only after it has grown tremendously behind what you can see. Some other tell-tale signs of mold are musty smells in the home, or depleting health or reoccurring health issues in otherwise healthy individuals living in the home, with seemingly no explanation.
When a family is ordered to keep inside 24/7, imagine how much more toxic the air they’re breathing, the floors they walk on, and the ceilings they sleep under every night must become. Imagine how much exposure increases. Imagine how devastating that must be to their health in general, not to mention their risk in catching COVID-19.
So, what now?
Luckily, you have the power to take back control of your family’s health and home, even when the rest of the world seems out of control entirely. Through methods like air testing for mold, mold surveying, and water damage inspections, mold removal and remediation companies such as TCB EnviroCorp Inc., can help discover the cause of the problem before it begins.
TCB EnviroCorp, Inc. deals specifically with the northeast Florida area, but mold can happen anywhere and everywhere. We are a mold testing company with experience in not only mold detection, but mold removal and mold remediation. These mold inspection services are crucial to the safety and security of your home.
Home Mold Testing
While we are focused on social distancingand staying in our homes, we are ignoring how staying inside could potentially harm us. The longer you let mold grow in your home, the more you expose yourself and your loved ones.
Don’t wait another moment. Protect the ones you love, and yourself. Call the mold removal specialists at TCB EnviroCorp today!