Mold And How It Affects Your Health
Mold growth is a common problem that many homeowners deal with. This is especially true in humid climates such as the summers in the Naperville area. Given that summer is upon us, it is important for every homeowner to understand the effects of mold growth in their home. Mold has the potential to cause significant damage to your home, especially if it begins to grow inside your walls and ceiling. However, another important effect if your is its potentially negative influence upon your health. We at Veteran’s Cleaning want to help you avoid any of the possible adverse symptoms that mold may cause for you. As a result, we’ve listed below a few of the main ways in which mold can influence your health.
Serious Symptoms Of The Young, Elderly, And Immuno-Compromised
For a normal, healthy adult mold typically doesn’t pose any serious health threats, but it has a much higher likelihood of doing so for this group of people. For instance, it can cause the development of obstructive lung disease, bronchitis, and toxic mold syndrome. Toxic mold syndrome can have mental and emotional effects like depression and fatigue. It most commonly occurs in those who already have allergies to molds.
Minor/Moderate Respiratory Issues
This is the category that most commonly describes the health symptoms of those who inhale mold spores on a consistent basis. These symptoms are commonly described as nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, eye irritation, skin irritation, and so on. It can also magnify asthma symptoms, and it is not scientifically confirmed yet but some contend that it can even cause asthma to develop. In essence, mold most typically causes minor irritating symptoms in those inhaling it. If you find yourself inexplicably dealing with symptoms such as those you should get your home tested for mold right away. It likely won’t be the difference between serious medical symptoms or not, but it can certainly make you feel much better on a day-to-day basis.
Not At All
While there certainly are cases where mold can cause serious adverse health problems, that is very much the exception more than it is the norm. A minor amount of mold in your home probably won’t lead to any major health problems for you. If anything, it may cause some of the minor symptoms mentioned above. The belief held by some that a concentration of mold in your home is a serious health threat simply isn’t true. Obviously, all precautions should be taken, but mold probably will not make you extremely sick.
As you’ve probably gathered from above, the symptoms of mold inhalation are diverse in effect and widely ranging in seriousness. Despite all that, however, whether mold for you caused minor symptoms, major symptoms, or none at all you should still get your home checked and have the mold removed by certified restoration professionals. Our team at Veteran’s Cleaning in the Naperville area is qualified and experienced in all types of mold removal. Don’t hesitate to call so we can help you protect your home and your health from the negative effects of mold.