Mold and mold spores can be extremely dangerous to your family’s health without regular
mold inspection and testing.
Let’s go through a few symptoms of mold exposure so you can spot the signs in time to call a mold removal expert.
Almost all types of mold can produce substances that irritate allergies in sensitive individuals, so a sudden flare-up of allergies without an apparent cause should raise a red flag. Allergies are one of the most common symptoms of mold exposure and may happen immediately or over a period of time.
Mold allergy sufferers may experience sneezing, coughing, runny nose, difficulty breathing, skin rash or irritation, and irritation or redness in the eyes. These symptoms can occur even in individuals with no history of allergies.
Mold can also trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma and can cause respiratory issues even in healthy individuals. This usually appears as coughing or wheezing
More dangerous molds produce toxic substances called mycotoxins, even if the mold itself is non-toxic. Mycotoxins can irritate the skin and airways in individuals with or without allergies.
Mold has also been linked to an uncommon disease which manifests with symptoms similar to pneumonia, and there are rare scattered reports of pulmonary hemorrage and memory loss, though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says there isn’t enough evidence linking these conditions to mold.
Even the best mold inspection companies won’t be able to predict how severe the effects of the mold in your home can be, since it depends on the type and extent of mold and the susceptibility of the people within your home.
Regular mold inspection and removal is the best way to keep the people in your home safe and healthy. Contact a mold remediation company in your area to get a thorough and comprehensive evaluation of your home.