THE HARM OF MOLD
Mildew in the apartment is a frequent occurrence. It is a danger to human health because of the toxic fumes produced by many types of fungus and their spores. In just one meter square, mold produces millions of spores every day, they settle on surfaces and begin to actively develop.
And what happens if it stays on the wallpaper in the apartment for several months? Moreover, the spores can enter the human body through the skin, nose and mouth. In contact with the skin, the fungus can cause many diseases, which is why you need a certificate confirming the absence of fungus on the skin and nails to visit the pool.
If during the brushing procedure you feel an unpleasant taste and smell of mold, it means that the toothbrush is a carrier of fungus, so it is recommended to immediately replace the accessory. A more common reaction of the body – allergies, especially it often affects children and the elderly. Depending on the susceptibility, the severity of the disease may vary.
The most common illnesses in case of dampness and mold in the apartment are: asthma, skin rashes, pneumonia, sinusitis, gastrointestinal disorders, nosebleeds, headaches. Many types of mold that are common in the CIS countries are pathogenic forms. Mold in the corners, on the ceiling, in the bathroom – prolonged contact can lead to serious pathologies such as liver and kidney damage, lung emphysema.
WHAT ELSE IS THE DANGER OF MOLD IN THE APARTMENT
In addition to the negative impact on the body, it also causes damage to property, especially wooden products. One of the mold types – wood decaying fungi – can turn wooden constructions into rotting in a short time.
CAUSES OF OCCURRENCE
Fungus spores are everywhere, in the water and air, getting into a favorable environment for them, they begin to proliferate intensively. The fungus especially likes insufficient ventilation and high humidity. “Raw” rooms, apartments located near basements, improper use of humidifiers, masses of all kinds of indoor plants – this can lead to the destruction of mold in the apartment.
Among the finishing and building materials, regardless of their cost, perhaps not find one that is not susceptible to mold. It is often found in toilets, bathrooms, refrigerators, washing machines. Also often mold forms in the apartment on the ceiling. The main sign of the appearance of the fungus is an unpleasant smell of spiciness and dampness. Then there are whitish, black and gray stains.
HOW TO GET RID OF MOLD
How to get it out of the apartment, if it has already appeared? The first thing to do is to solve the problem of ventilation and high humidity. Otherwise, no matter what you do, it will appear again and again. Getting rid of it requires a comprehensive approach. It is not enough to scrape and scrub the fungus, you need to create a certain microclimate in which mold can not develop.