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Can Mold Make You Sick?

The Dangers of Leaving Mold Untreated

Mold presents a surprisingly complex issue for most home and business owners. Its presence often signifies damage in the structure of your building, inefficiencies in your heating, cooling, and ventilation system, or water intrusion somewhere in the structure. But more importantly are the potential risks to the health of occupants and associates within a commercial business or home.

At Action Restoration, our mold remediation and removal specialists are top-class, utilizing cutting-edge technology and proven techniques to eradicate mold before it can endanger health and your personal or private properties.

Looking for professional mold removal professionals in the Gulf? Contact Action Restoration today!

Does Black Mold Make You Sick?

The simple answer is yes, absolutely it can. When initially exposed to black mold or other categorizations of mold, many people experience:

  • Nasal stuffiness and congestion
  • Irritation of the throat, nose, and lungs
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation

Additionally, those with mold allergies are particularly susceptible, experiencing the above symptoms to an even greater degree, and additional symptoms that can be as mild as mental fogginess and headaches, or as drastic as shock.

However with mold, the simple answer can be slightly misleading. Mold is a complex issue, as most individuals experience symptoms broadly, only exhibiting one or two complications in most infestation situations.

Having said this, the amount of mold present in your structure also has an impact on how sick it can make you, or make you feel. In very small amounts, most people feel no symptoms at all, which is unsurprising as outdoor air contains considerable mold spore on a routine basis. If your mold issue if left untreated for a longer period of time, symptoms can worsen and present chronic respiratory infections/issues.

Mycotoxins and Black Mold

Strains of certain families of fungal mold commonly referred to as “black mold” can produce the toxin mycotoxin, which can present serious health complications including memory loss, headaches, and dizziness among others.

These responses generally only occur in those sensitive to mold, or when black mold is present for too long, but the symptoms are serious enough to warrant an immediate response in the form of professional mold removal.

To learn more about mold, and the risks associated with it, we would urge you to read more at the official mold page of the CDC.

Why Mold Infestations Are So Dangerous

In smaller doses, mold can present some minor health risks. This minor side effects tend to take place if:

A) Your exposure was very brief and the mold was removed quickly

or

B) You were exposed to a very small amount of mold

The true danger of mold, and why it complicates so many people’s lives, is that mold is often ignored. Mold colonies grow at a rate that is rivalled by very few species of fungus, and can double or triple in the size of the infestation in a single day. This very quickly leads to enough mold present to complicate the health of even individuals who are normally quite resistant, and can also lead to serious structural and personal property damage.

To ensure you never deal with the health and home safety risks associated with mold, the best action is to address the issue immediately. Small amounts of mold must be controlled before they have time to build, which they rapidly do in areas where large amounts of cellulose are present (meaning your home or business).

Mold Removal and Remediation in the Gulf Coast

Due to its humid climate, the Gulf Coast area experiences many dangers with mold and mildew growth. In response, our team of removal and remediation professionals have become quite adept at rooting out mold and addressing structural concerns right away. If you have spotted any signs of mold in your home or business, be sure to contact our experts immediately! We can also be reached by phone at 800-760-9081.

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