Mold and mildew growth is a more common household problem than most people think. Unfortunately, failing to detect and remedy a mold issue fast enough can lead to serious and even life-threatening illnesses in families and pets. Breathing in mold and mildew spores in a damp environment can cause nasal and throat irritation, coughing, respiratory problems, eye irritation, and skin irritation. If you notice any of the following in your home, you could have a mold problem on your hands.
Sniff around your house for signs of mold growth, especially around bathrooms or kitchens. While you don’t want to be breathing in mold if you do have it, noticing a musty odor can be a sign of a problem. Even if you don’t see any visible signs of mold, don’t ignore foul smells. Have a professional inspect your home as soon as you notice the musty odor.
Visible Signs of Mold
Mold can often resemble dirt or soot, causing many families to overlook moisture and mold problems. Take notice of any dark spots inside your home or on its exterior. Mold can be black, green, gray, or white. If you see anything unusual in your home, find out whether it’s mold with help from experienced professionals. It’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to dangerous mold growth.
If you suffer from allergies, mold might be the sources of your allergic reactions. Mold growth can cause allergy symptoms such as a runny or stuffy nose, sore eyes, and frequent sneezing. If you or a loved one experiences these symptoms, you might be breathing in mold without knowing it. This is especially likely if you feel better when you leave the house.
Many families found out they had toxic mold the hard way – after a visit to the hospital for mysterious illnesses. Being around mold can cause serious symptoms, especially in children. If you notice headaches, swelling, nausea, vomiting, or other serious symptoms but doctors can’t seem to figure out what’s wrong, have professionals search for mold. Toxic mold growth can cause serious and fatal diseases. Contact Peak Construction for expert mold removal and remediation.