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High humidity in your Tampa, Florida, home can encourage mold growth and make you and your family less comfortable. Mold can damage your home by growing underneath carpeting or wallpaper, in insulation, on furniture, and in many other places. Even a house that looks neat, clean, and new could have mold. The hazards of biologic particulates and other allergens include health problems, bad smells, and high utility bills.

Health Problems

Some mold spores contain harmful mycotoxins. For many people, mold causes allergy or asthma symptoms like a runny nose, sneezing, eye irritation, coughing, headaches, rashes, or fatigue. If you usually feel better when you’re away from home, you could have a problem. Contact an experienced remediation professional to look for and eliminate mold in your home. Microscopic mold spores are often invisible without specialized equipment.

Bad Smells

If your house has a musty smell that you can’t seem to get rid of, you could have mold in your HVAC system’s ductwork or somewhere else in your home. This problem is often called dirty sock syndrome because of the unpleasant scent and the health problems that could come with it.

High Utility Bills

Allergens in your HVAC system’s ductwork or air filters can restrict your system’s airflow, forcing your unit to work harder to keep you and your family comfortable. This can raise your utility bills and shorten your HVAC system’s life, making expensive breakdowns more likely. Change your air filter every month, and have your ductwork and the rest of your system checked by an expert at least once per year. You can also use a dehumidifier to make your house seem cooler, reduce allergen growth, and save money on utility bills.

Service Master 24 Hour offers a variety of restoration services, including remediation and duct cleaning. We can help you clean up, make repairs, and get your life back to normal after an emergency. Call us anytime at 727-201-0499 or 813-603-2001 for expert service that can restore your family’s peace of mind.

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