Another potential side effect of poor ventilation is increased humidity in your home. Whether your home’s humidity levels have increased due to extreme clutter or not, there’s no denying that piles of junk increase the likelihood of mold growth in your house. This is because mold thrives in dark, warm spaces; these spaces exist by the hundreds in homes with extreme clutter. The longer that clutter accumulates and goes untouched, the more likely it is that mold may grow there. This is especially true if there is clutter in spaces where water is used regularly, like your restrooms or kitchen. Mold can lead to a series of health concerns ranging from mild discomfort to serious illness. Skin irritation, coughing, sneezing, and shortness of breath area among some of the initial symptoms caused by mold growth. However, when left unchecked, mold can lead to much more serious complications, including permanent respiratory problems and even lung cancer. If you’re concerned about mold growth in your home, the best thing you can do is act quickly to get rid of any potential causes of it. Working with a junk removal company to get rid of any extreme clutter in your home is an excellent step to curbing mold growth and ensuring that your spaces are as safe and healthy as possible.