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Mold, Asthma & Kids

 

There is absolutely no debate over whether the risk of asthma is increased in children that are exposed to mold. The only debate is how much. Most studies agree that the risk of asthma doubles in homes with mold. It is imperative that anyone with young children in their homes should be aware of the symptoms and signs of mold. The biggest misconception about mold is that you have to see it to have it. This is simply not the case. The biggest indicator of mold in a home is smell. If you smell a musty or “moldy” smell, chances are it is in your home.

Musty Basement?

The majority of homes that have mold issues will have those issues in the basement. Basements are particularly susceptible to mold because of the lack of windows and air flow. This causes the relative humidity in these spaces to be elevated and elevated humidity creates conducive conditions for mold growth. A sure fire method to prevent mold growth in the basement is to keep the relative humidity below 50% with a dehumidifier. The certified experts at MoldRemovalPhiladelphia.net will assess your basement conditions and make recommendations for the appropriate dehumidifier unit once any mold-related issues have been mitigated.

Other Concern Areas

Any place in a home that has a minor to major water leak in which the sheetrock is not completely replaced is a potential growth area for mold. If there is a minor roof leak and water gets into a wall or ceiling cavity there is likely going to be mold growing in that area. Depending on the length of time of the leak will often times determine the amount of mold growth. It is extremely important that any water leaks be immediately repaired and the appropriate repairs to the sheetrock be performed.

Beds on the floor?

Many parents choose to place their child’s mattress directly on the floor to avoid injuries from falling from a bed with a box spring and frame. While this is a great way to avoid bumps and bruises in the middle of the night, it is also a great place for mold to grow if you are not careful. Any mattress placed directly on carpeting should be routinely moved and cleaned to prevent the growth of mold. This is particularly true in warmer climates and during summer months.

Symptoms of mold infection in children.

While the exact symptoms of mold vary from child to child, there are some general symptoms that you should be aware of if you suspect a child has been exposed to mold.

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