Advanced Mold Diagnostics, LLC is an environmental consulting company located in Broomall, Pennsylvania.
It seems that every month, we are told to celebrate something or be aware of something different. We no longer just have the holidays that everyone is used to such as Thanksgiving and Christmas, but rather we have a plethora of months, days, and weeks dedicated to something or someone. So how do these commemorative periods of time tie into mold and mold removal. Well, there are several that you should be aware of if you are interested in learning more about mold removal or if you find that mold affects you.
Now you might be wondering why on earth you should care about awareness months dedicated to mold, mold removal, and the issues that are caused by microbial growth. Well, staying educated on these things as a homeowner or even as a parent can help you better handle these situations if and when you come across them. These issues are obviously important enough to demand enough awareness to dedicate a month to it, so you might want to keep that in mind as you read on. We have spelled out a few of the months that we feel are the most relevant to our industry. There are more out there, but marking your calendars for these three should get you started on better educating and preparing yourself for mold-related issues.
The first commemorative month that you should mark on your calendar is May, also known as Asthma Awareness Month. If you know anything about mold, you know that those who suffer from asthma have arguably the hardest time dealing with indoor mold growth. The EPA suggests that 1 in 10 kids in the United States suffer from asthma, and the amount of adults is mostly unknown as many go undiagnosed. Asthma is a serious breathing disorder that is often categorized by the attacks that sufferers face. Mold is one of the known causes of these attacks. Other causes are indoor pests and general allergy problems, which we have covered previously on the blog and are also getting recent national attention. Asthma is very serious and chronic and can really affect the quality of life that one has, and it is shocking just how many people suffer from the disease. Learning more about asthma and attack prevention can help you understand this disorder better so that you can know how to react when you or a loved one suffers from an attack.
But don’t rest after May because June is Flood awareness month! Flood awareness is a crucial part of the mold industry seeing as a large percentage of all in-home mold growth is caused by flooding of some kind. Floods can happen at any time, just look at Hurricane Sandy. No one expected the amount of damage that the superstorm brought along with it, but thousands of people experienced home damage including flooding. This past Winter has been a tough one too. Pipes have been bursting left and right in the northeast from the inability to handle the cold weather and have caused countless floods and frustration. Knowing how to handle a flood, and reading the new information that will be available to you during this month via weather agencies and mold companies will help you get a better grasp of what to do when your home is faced with a flood whether it is a natural disaster or caused by manmade issues.
Another month that you should pay attention to is National Indoor Toxic Mold Awareness Month,
which comes around every September. The purpose of this month is to better educate the public on the dangers of indoor mold growth. As we have discussed in prior entries, indoor mold growth is a very scary thing, but is almost inevitable in most homes. Toxic mold can cause symptoms in almost anyone, and some are so subtle that you may not even realize that you are suffering from these issues. Mold can cause conditions from allergy irritation and headaches to cancer. While this particular month is not one that is well publicized or often talked about, it is still important if you have to deal with mold in your home or place of work. Many companies will offer specials during this month and this is also a great time to hear from experts in the field regarding the latest news in the industry. If you were thinking about having your home inspected for mold, and put it off, September is a great month to take care of the your mold inspection and mold testing as well as learn about what may or may not be going on with your home. You do not want to learn that you have been suffering from a mold-related illness longer than you have to.
Paying attention to these months throughout the year can help you stay better informed regarding keeping your home a safe and comfortable place for you to live. For more information about any of these months or about mold removal and mold remediation in general, do not hesitate to contact your local mold remediation contractor. He or she can help you better understand how these different things play into indoor mold growth and also tell you how you can protect your home.
Are you suffering from indoor mold growth or are you the recent victim of a flood? Do you happen to suffer from Asthma? Tell us about it. We want to know about your experiences with these issues and with mold in general.