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Human Health And Mold

If you’ve heard anything about mold, you’ve likely heard that it is bad, dangerous, and should be avoided at all costs. This is essentially true, as mold is an area that is only made much worse when the uninformed get involved. That said, mold does get a bad rap. It is no doubt dangerous, but it also has some positive properties.

Take this for instance, did you know that you are exposed to mold every day? It’s a simple part of your life. So, why aren’t people going around experiencing negative symptoms of prolonged exposure? It’s because the mold that you are exposed to isn’t dangerous.

Mold spores are constantly present in the air and it isn’t until they land on a damp, wet surface that they become a problem. If left to grow and thrive on this wet, damp surface, it’ll only become that much more of a threat. Mold gets a bad rap because most people don’t even know it’s involved in their daily lives until it starts collecting and growing somewhere inside their homes. This is when the substance is the most dangerous!

Common Side Effects Of Mold Exposure

Most people probably already know that prolonged mold exposure produces symptoms that are similar to that of allergies. Such exposure can also cause severe allergic reactions in some individuals. Think of your common allergy symptoms on steroids. Sneezing, coughing, itchy eyes, runny noses, skin rashes, and scratchy throat symptoms are all to be expected.

In some of the more severe cases, major breathing complications can arise. This is much more likely with individuals that suffer from compromised immune systems or asthma. Some symptoms not related to allergic reactions are commonly reported, but research is still being conducted in these areas.

What To Do If You Experience Symptoms?

The answer to this question probably seems obvious to most, but you’d be surprised at the number of people hospitalized from mold exposure yearly. The most logical answer to this question is to immediately consult your physician. The biggest need to consult your physician is that he or she can help you eliminate other possible explanations for your increased allergy symptoms.

It could be entirely possible that something else altogether is causing your complications. If you suspect mold this should be mentioned. It wouldn’t even hurt to go ahead and bring in a specialist to test the substance or air. Many HVAC and mold remediation companies are willing to perform free air quality tests.

Professional Mold Remediation Services

Treating mold is not easy or even safe in some cases. As was already mentioned, this is especially true with the uninformed or misinformed get involved. Mold is constantly present in everyday life and doesn’t become dangerous until it finds a damp, wet surface to grow on. It might not even be dangerous after that. At the very least, the fungi’s spores might not be active in the air until the growth is agitated.

This is exactly why most professional remediation companies build containments or plastic barriers around the growth. This prevents released spores from interacting with the rest of the atmosphere in the home. If treating mold was easy, everyone would be able to do it professionally.

Although not easy, it is a highly profitable business and this is why many get into it. The major problem is that many don’t do it within state laws and regulations, putting everyone involved at risk. Simply put, when it comes to mold, it is always best to choose a professional backed by state licensing and insurance. They’ll have much more to lose if something goes wrong.

We have been testing, treating, and removing mold for many years. We provide in-home consultations along with free quotes. It only takes a phone call to get us on the investigation.

Call our local office today to schedule your free home inspection, which includes a written quote. Our company is locally owned and operated.

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