Is Mold Making Me Sick?
If you’ve been having unusual health symptoms lately, have you considered the possibility of a moisture control problem being the source of the issues? Maybe it’s time to ask: is mold making me sick? Of course, no homeowner wants to think about discovering mold, and especially not the time and hassle of getting it properly fixed, but we’d like you to take a few minutes to consider whether your indoor air quality might be affecting your quality of life. Here are some of the symptoms that can be possible signals that you have a mold issue in your home, plus our recommendations on how to address a potential mold-related problem in your property.
- Runny nose
Even if you’re a person who tends to have these symptoms on a regular basis anyway, if you notice that they’re worse than usual, then an indoor moisture control issue like mold could be the source. Mold spores can agitate your respiratory system and cause you to feel miserable.
Millions of Americans suffer from these types of health issues, but once again, if you’ve noticed an increase in the frequency or severity of your symptoms, then it might be time to do a deeper investigation of your home to make sure that there isn’t a toxic mold spot causing them.
- Sore throat
- Red eyes
- Itchy skin.
If these symptoms are occurring more often at home than in other places where you spend your time, then it could be an indication that mold or another spore-related issue is the culprit.
- The list goes on... Additional consequences of mold can include fatigue and a host of other issues. The main thing to think about is whether you’re noticing these symptoms more often at home, and especially if you’ve noticed them increasing over time when there aren’t other explanations from your life outside of home (for example, a recent round of sicknesses in your workplace). So what do you do if you think mold might be the cause of your health problems? First, you should consult a licensed physician for insight on how to treat the ailments you’ve been experiencing, but then you should take steps to eliminate the problem at its source.
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- Have a professional mold inspection and mold testing service. You can conduct your own inspection, of course, and you can use a DIY kit. But the reality is that mold can grow virtually anywhere the temperature and moisture conditions are just right – and that means it could be hiding behind your walls or under your floors where you can’t even see it. A professional mold inspector will have the right technology to spot all the mold in your structure, even the places you can’t see with the naked eye. He or she can also help give you an idea of what you’re dealing with if and when mold is discovered – are we talking about a basic mold problem, or is this a more serious strain of black mold that can cause even more serious health issues? You’ll rest easier knowing that you’ve had a professional assessment of your home’s interior health.
- Hire a mold removal and mold remediation specialist. Once again, you can attempt to DIY the mold away, but how will you know that you’ve gotten every bit of it, and how will be you be sure that it won’t just come back again? A certified mold remediation company will use all the latest HEPA-filtered mold removal technology; they will also apply a proven fungicide to all the affected areas to ensure that the mold is eliminated and that it won’t be back anytime soon. Any mold remediation company worth doing business with is going to have a certification from the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI), and they will be staffed with highly-trained technicians whose work ethic is clearly focused on getting the job done right, not telling you that it’s done so they can go home for the day.
- For the best mold services anywhere, trust AdvantaClean. If you’ve never had to deal with mold before and you have no idea where to turn for help, allow us to introduce ourselves. We’re AdvantaClean, and since 1994 we’ve been providing homeowners across the nation with the most comprehensive mold remediation services available. Our locally-owned and operated franchises only hire the very best people to carry out the essential work of mold inspection, mold testing and mold remediation. After all, we’re your neighbors, and we strive to serve you the same way we would for our own families. So instead of trying to do it yourself, or calling another company without our reputation, trust the mold removal experts at AdvantaClean. We’re ready to get to work today for your home and get you back to healthy and happy living!