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How Much Mold Is Bad for Your Health?

Any amount of mold is not ideal but there is no defined line where mold becomes toxic because different people have different tolerance levels to mold. Depending on their age and immune system, individuals have different amounts of mold exposure they can tolerate. It is possible that young children and infants may be more susceptible to the effects of some molds than older individuals.

What qualifies as exposure? Mold can come into contact with a person through breathing, eating, or absorption through the skin.

How to Solve Your Mold Problem Before It Becomes Toxic!

Have you spotted mold in your commercial building or home? Mold is never a pleasant sight, so when you spot this quickly growing fungus, it’s important to understand the health risk associated with the mess. If your mold has spread more than a few square feet, it’s time to call in a professional restoration service to have them properly remove the mold and clean your building. When you have a mold issue, it’s important to a have professional service identify the type of mold so they can handle it properly. You should never try to remove large quantities of mold using your own staff or cleaning crew due to the health risks associated with more toxic fungi, such as black mold.

Keep in mind that mold grows fast and the longer you wait for proper restoration service, the more health risks you are exposing your building occupants to. Don’t let mold put you out of business or set the stage for an employee lawsuit. Keep your building mold free and, if you’re located in the Gulf Coast region, schedule your remediation service today!

Effects of Mold on Your Health

Being exposed to mold for long periods of time can have some significant impacts on your health. If not treated quickly and properly, mold can cause the following side effects:

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Throat irritation
  • Coughing or wheezing
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation

For those who are more sensitive to mold exposure, a serious lung infection is possible.

Learn more from the CDC on mold effects on your health.

How to Prevent Mold in Your Building

As you might already know, mold is prone to growing in cool, dark, damp places. What does this mean for your building? It is important for you to:

  • Keep your building ventilated
  • Control humidity levels in your building (keep them low)
  • Promptly fix any leaking roofs or pipes

For professional mold restoration service in Texas, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, or Louisiana, call Action Restoration today at 800-760-9081.

Dangers of Toxic Black Mold

Black mold is in the Stachybotrys mold family and has the potential to make people extremely ill with prolonged exposure. Exposure to black mold has the potential to cause:

  • Mental and neurological symptoms
  • Respiratory symptoms
  • Circulatory symptoms
  • Vision and eye problems
  • Skin irritation
  • Immune system problems
  • Reproductive system problems
  • Tiredness and discomfort

If you suspect there is black mold in your Gulf Coast building or home, call Action Restoration today. Our team of trained professionals will be able to identify and remove your mold at industry standards.

Professional Mold Removal in TX, FL, AL, LA & MS

If you are looking for a trustworthy leader in mold remediation to disinfect your building, you can rely on the experts at Action Restoration to service your Florida, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, or Louisiana location.

We own the largest inventory of commercial water drying equipment available and this equipment is also the highest performing in the industry — thus, we can often accelerate structural drying time by 30 percent or more! This is an important figure to keep in mind when you want to avoid reduce financial loss and business interruption. Action Restoration has been providing mold remediation service throughout the Gulf Coast since 1999, which makes us experts in our field!

Contact us today to learn more about our mold remediation service.

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