There are so many dangers in the home, most of them go unnoticed before an accident happens, or illness sets in. One thing that is often overlooked is the dangers of mold in your home. Although in most cases it is highly visible, most people either wipe it off, or just ignore it. In some cases it can grow behind a piece of furniture and never be noticed. It is a good idea to check all ceilings and walls, especially in rooms that have condensation. With the worst culprit being the bathroom.
Mold can be avoided if a home has good ventilation. An extractor fan in the bathroom and kitchen can be a great help for keeping down the humidity. A dehumidifier can work well, but these days a lot of people are now installing a fan that blows in air from the attic, as this keeps air circulating around the home, and prevents condensation forming.
The problem with mold is that it is a microscopic organism, and it migrates around the home in the air. This means that people breathe in the spores, and for those who suffer from things like allergies, and asthma, it can be a major problem. Once mold is established in the home it is also difficult to get rid of. Cleaning with bleach can work, but is not the best way. It is essential to take steps to prevent it occurring in the future again, before getting rid of what is already present. Once that is done, use an anti-mold paint for all surfaces.
Although the problem is unlikely to be deadly, it can cause severe reactions in a number of people, and it is best to control the airflow in the home, which in turn will control the mold.