The Moldy Truth

Mold is bad, that’s no surprise—but what may come as a surprise is how prevalent it is in almost every home, and the harmful effects it can have on your family. 

So, how do you get rid of mold and prevent it from spreading? The experts at Archuleta Restoration and Remodel in Santa Fe break it down for you! 

Fungus Facts

Mold is a form of fungus, and there are many different types that can occur both inside and outside your home—over 300,000 types—as estimated by researchers. They vary in color, texture, and type, with some appearing fuzzy, velvety, green, black, yellow, and beyond. Molds are mainly derived from spores that inevitably travel through the air and enter your home through windows, doorways, and ventilation systems. Once they land in an ideal environment that’s moist and warm (usually where a leak, condensation, or moisture occurs) they harbor and begin to produce mold.

The most common types of mold found in homes are:

  • Alternaria
  • Penicillin
  • Cladosporium
  • Aspergillus 
Health Risks 

Being that mold spores travel through the air and much of the particles molds produce are released into the air, it’s evident that we are breathing them in and that they can have a direct effect on our health. If your family is exposed to mold—even if they’re unaware of it—their health is at risk, as many forms of mold are toxic, and in some cases, deadly. Those with existing health problems, such as allergies, respiratory issues, or weakened immune systems, are especially at risk and can suffer harmful consequences. Many molds cause irritation to the lungs, nose, and throat, and can seriously affect those with hay fever or seasonal allergies. Other conditions, such as Aspergillosis (caused by Aspergillus mold), can result in a severe reaction, while other molds can trigger an inflammatory response and increase the risk of bronchial and fungal infections. 

Out with the Mold, In with the Clean! 

While the mold itself is hazardous to your health, the process of cleaning it can be, too. Never try to get rid of mold on your own—instead turn to Archuleta Restoration and Remodel for mold removal and remediation in New Mexico! We’re not only dedicated to improving your property, but also enhancing its safety. We carefully clean and disinfect structures using only environmentally responsible methods. This process not only removes moisture, but also prevents the potential of secondary damage, microbial growth, mold, and mildew. 

For more information on mold removal and remediation in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, please call Archuleta Restoration and Remodel at (505) 473-2848.