Common Health Effects Associated with Mold
It’s common knowledge that if there is any mold growth in the indoor spaces of a property, it should be removed as soon as possible. Nobody likes to see this ugly growth on the walls of their home or business. But should you be concerned about this problem only because it mars the appearance of your premises?
While that’s an important reason, there is a much more crucial reason to consider hiring mold remediation professionals to tackle the problem. Mold is associated with a range of health issues such as:
Even healthy individuals that have no history of hypersensitivity can develop cold-like symptoms if they live or work in an environment that has mold growth. The different symptoms they may experience include:
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
Those who are hypersensitive can suffer from more severe symptoms such as shortness of breath and fever.
This is one more common reaction to mold in your immediate environment. While adults can get affected and develop asthma as a reaction to mold, children tend to suffer more. Since they don’t have very strong and fully-developed respiratory systems, mold growth in the home can cause kids to develop this condition. In people who already suffer from asthma, exposure to mold spores can aggravate their condition.
Some people that are consistently exposed to mold can suffer from severe reactions such as fatigue, headaches, dizziness, vomiting and diarrhea etc.
If these allergic reactions are left unattended, they can result in severe infections such as:
- Serious fungal infections– People that have compromised immune systems can suffer from infections involving deep tissue invasions.
- Superficial fungal infections- These are skin or mucosal surface infections that can affect healthy individuals as well as those with compromised immune systems.
Address mold growth on time
In short, any level of mold growth on your property can be harmful to the health of those who live or work there. Call ServiceMaster for specialized mold remediation services to clear mold from your property. We use the latest techniques, state-of-the-art equipment, and the best products to completely remove all mold growth.