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Mold Symptoms

Is it typical allergic symptoms or prolonged exposure to mold? This seems to be the common question many homeowners find themselves asking these days. With flu season already here, it is highly understandable how many can confuse the two. Combine that with the fact that mold exposure appears like common allergy symptoms, and it only makes the situation all that more troubling.

Simply put, it’s not uncommon or even all that unbelievable for mold exposure to be mistaken for seasonal allergies. This is something our highly trained and equipped team of specialists can assist with.

Is Mold The Culprit?

Most people don’t even realize that mold could be a problem until it starts growing and reveals its presence in their homes. One of the biggest reasons for this is that mold grows in dark, dank, and damp places. Places that most people choose not to go. It will sometimes appear in obvious locations as well.

Mold growth becomes extremely tricky and troubling when it has been left to grow. Like many potential household problems, it is something that’s best tackled as early as possible. Always be on the lookout for it!

Know The Symptoms

Although mold can grow in hard-to-spot areas, it will pay to know and understand the symptoms. If you experience any of the following symptoms, you’ll likely want to consider getting the quality of your air tested.

  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache/migraine
  • Wheezing and breathing problems
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Tight chest
  • Red and irritated eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing

How Fast Does Mold Affect The Health?

What you’ve heard from this article has mostly referred to prolonged exposure to mold. However, you’d be surprised at just how fast one can start experiencing symptoms when exposed to mold. It generally only takes a few hours for the first symptoms to start showing. It might not even take that long for individuals with sensitive allergies. Prolong exposure is more focused on because that is when the real danger and concern start.

Symptoms will only grow worse and worse the more you are exposed. Symptoms can even become present in pets, so make sure you keep an eye out for this as well. It will only serve you to be more aware of what could be going on in and around your home. This will allow you to take swift action.

Contacting The Pros

Speaking of swift action, any time you suspect mold complications, you need to get a pro involved. That said, you don’t want to rush yourself to choose any random company. That’s why it pays to be aware and always keep our company in mind. We encourage you to take the time to do your research. Speaking with our previous customers, scour our website, and schedule your free in-home consultation with a simple phone call.

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