mold restoration to child's healthHaving a child at home needs a lot of attention. Having a sickly child is way more needs attention and care especially when the child has asthma or skin allergies. How annoying it would be that your child has this condition and all of a sudden your home gets flooded. Imagine those gross molds and mildews everywhere. Of course, you would certainly know that it’s mold by just smelling it.

From your floor to your couch, just imagine the possibilities that it’s everywhere. Despite all the cleaning that you have done, you still couldn’t take it off and the next best solution is to leave it to the experts. But then, why worry about molds?

Mold is used to refer to fungi that grow in the form of multicellular thread-like structures and this mold comes in thousands of varieties. Molds tend to reproduce anywhere especially in the presence of water and heat. Based on studies, one-third of children is allergic to mold (only pollen allergy is more common) and can cause sneezing, a runny nose, and itchy eyes, wheezing, and coughing.

Watch Out for Asthma Attack

According to other research, a child having an asthma, even if their parents don’t have the disease, will have as much as double the rate of asthma if that child is living in a home with evident mold and have presence of water damage, this is especially on flood prone area. It is really dangerous for a child with asthma to be exposed to more molds because generally, they are allergic to molds, and they tend to react more severely to molds than they do to other things that triggers their allergens.

So, what do we do to prevent molds on continuously spreading and harming our children? Start with planning on eliminating those molds most especially on your floor. For the types of the floor, certain care varies. To have an idea, here are the two most common flooring:

Wooden Floor

It is very important to remove mold from wooden floors before this​ could give bigger problems in the future. Pretty much you might have real difficulties in getting rid of it if you leave it, or if there’s already mold on the wood floors of a house most especially when it is flooded. You just can imagine the millions of molds having a festive on that wood floor. Although it’s not that difficult procedure to remove mold but in this case it was flooded, it does needs quite a lot of hard work. It’s going to need a lot of time to restore.

Ceramic Tile floor​

The formation of molds is mostly visible on the grout. One way of protecting the tile is by waterproofing. By waterproofing wet areas under ceramic and stone tile, this has become increasingly important with the growth of mold.