When moisture and warmth combine, they provide a near ideal environment for mold growth. The warm wet summers of the Golden Horseshoe can leave homeowners with mold problems that are not only unsightly, but hazardous to their health. Mold and the body Mold spores in the air of the home can make it more likely that occupants will experience coughing, wheezing and upper respiratory infections. If someone in the home has a history of asthma, exposure to mold can cause symptoms to recur or to worsen. Susceptible persons may experience extrinsic allergic alveolitis, a condition that occurs when an antigen like a mold spore causes inflammation of the alveoli in the lungs. Mold and the home Molds are natural creatures that serve the ecosystem by breaking down organic matter. They reproduce by airborne spores, and a certain number of these spores wind up in homes. This does no harm unless a spore lands on a damp spot. Then the mold can take hold and grow. Usually elimination of the cause of the moisture and thorough cleaning will eliminate accessible molds. Mold remediation Professional help may be called for if mold is growing somewhere out of reach, like in an air duct. Fortunately the same specialists in air conditioning repair Burlington and Oakville residents have come to trust have considerable mold expertise. They can handle any duct cleaning Oakville and Burlington homeowners might need. Owners who suspect mold in their ducts should contact their HVAC service person for an evaluation.