Your pets are a part of your family, so they deserve to enjoy the same healthy environment to live in that the rest of your family has. However, many harmful substances and potential hazards can put your pets at risk, including mold. If you notice mold growing in your home, contact Extreme Carpet Care and Restoration, your local mold removal and remediation team.
Sometimes pets are even more susceptible to these potential hazards since they don’t understand the dangers around them. As a pet owner, it’s your responsibility to look out for the overall health and wellbeing of your furry friends. Cats and dogs alike can avoid health scares, biohazards, and much more with responsible pet ownership. Here’s what to know about the hidden dangers of mold growths with pets.
What Causes Mold to Grow in Your Home?
Mold needs particular conditions to grow. The main factor contributing to mold growth is moisture. Humidity and stormy weather conditions also can contribute to mold growths in your home because they encourage excess water to accumulate. Condensation trapped within areas of your home can cause this to happen faster. If your pet’s main space is in the basement area or enclosed entryway where moisture is prevalent, you should be aware of the possible dangers of mold growths in these spots. In addition, mold spreads fast once its initial roots take hold.
Pet Hazards with Mold
There are many potential reasons mold could be hazardous to your pet’s health. Pets might attempt to lick or “eat” mold blooms because they are curious about the deposits. However, pets don’t understand that ingestion of mold spores can cause health issues. Furthermore, mold can hide in spots you might not come into contact with, but that pets can access. For instance, mold can grow in tight spaces, behind furniture, or underneath large objects.
In animals, ingestion and prolonged exposure to some types of mold can lead to breathing issues, immune problems, and overall compromised health. It is essential to take your furry friends to the vet if you believe they have been exposed to dangerous, potentially deadly mold spores. Follow your vet’s advice to ensure your pet’s health.
Professionals like those at Extreme Carpet Care know how to find all of mold’s hiding places to help protect your entire family. During our mold removal and remediation visit, we will not only remove mold from your home; we will also ensure there’s no future mold growth. We can also give you advice on preventing mold growth when excess moisture creeps into your home.