High humidity levels plus the high temperatures of a Florida summer result in the ideal environment for mold growth. Mold grows very quickly in these conditions. In a matter of days, you will begin to see a problem. In the worst cases, in under a week, the mold will spread into other parts of your home. Following are some of the damaging effects of mold and moisture damage in your South Florida home.
The biggest problem with mold growth is the adverse effects it can have on your health. There is a higher likelihood of allergy symptoms, respiratory problems and the development of asthma. Children are especially vulnerable to the spores that mold releases into the air.
Another huge problem with mold and moisture damage is the high cost of repairs. Because of the health hazards associated with mold removal, the complete isolation of a seriously contaminated room is necessary. Once that’s accomplished, the mold removal personnel put on complete protective gear along with respirators. The areas with mold are removed and disposed of as hazardous materials. This carries a high cost for the homeowner, and some insurance companies may not pay for this.
Once the mold is gone, even more costs are involved with putting the room back together after a serious mold situation. Replacement costs can quickly add up, especially if a lot of material was removed. Floors may have to be replaced. Walls may have to be rebuilt. All of that cost is added on top of the removal costs.
For all of these very good reasons, it’s critical to reduce the amount of moisture in your South Florida home. Controlling humidity levels will help keep mold from growing. For more information on reducing the potential for mold and moisture damage in your South Florida home, please contact us at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating.