Mold and mildew can release particles that may cause headaches and aggravate asthma, allergies, and sinus problems.
The fungi spread easily via spores that blow through the air, and are also believed to produce mycotoxins that may lead to cancer, liver damage, and other serious problems. And it's not always easy to find - sometimes it hides inside walls and underneath floors.
So how do you deal with it? Prevention is your best bet.
Prevent mold by fixing leaky pipes, dripping faucets, roof leaks, and foundation cracks, and addressing any other problems that cause water to be somewhere it shouldn't. Mop up spilled water immediately. If you live in a damp climate, periodically check the walls behind furniture to make sure mold is not growing behind your couch or bed. In general, your household humidity level is too high if moisture collects on your windows. Use a dehumidifier (or two) to lower it to between 30 and 60 percent. (A good air-conditioning system can also pull humidity out of the air without overchilling.)
If you've experienced mold damage, AdvantaClean can help!