Mold is an extremely opportunistic organism when moisture and humidity levels are ideal for its growth. Plumbing leakage and water damage tend to be the main culprits. Some household molds, such as Aspergillus or Cladosporium , are relatively harmless, though definitely still worth remediating. Others, such as the dreaded black mold ( Stachybotras ), can really make you sick. If your home has been infested by mold, contact an abatement specialist as soon as possible to set up a mold inspection in the Bay Area .
Household mold can be responsible for many allergic reactions. If left untreated, black mold can cause severe lung issues such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Remember to seek professional help when dealing with household molds. Only a contractor who is certified and licensed, and who has a faultless safety and compliance record with a regulatory agency such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), can thoroughly eradicate mold from your home.