Effects of Mold on Health


Mold can cause many health effects. For some people, mold can cause a stuffy nose, sore throat, coughing or wheezing, burning eyes, or skin rash. People with asthma or who are allergic to mold may have severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung disease may get infections in their lungs from mold. A mold inspection can help determine the cause and develop strategies to eliminate this hazard.


Mold is Dependent on Moisture


Molds have been on the Earth for millions of years, there is always some present in the air around us. Fungal spores can get in your home through open doors, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems and can be brought from in from the outdoors on clothing, shoes, bags, and even pets. Spores will settle and grow where there is errant moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been a flood. Moisture is a critical element that is necessary to create ideal conditions for mold growth and reproduction.

Spores can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. When spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture, such as where leakage may have occurred in roofs, pipes, walls, plant pots, or where there has been flooding, they will grow. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that encourage growth, wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds. Other materials such as dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery, commonly support sustained growth.


Identify Issues and Take Action with a Mold Inspection


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General Information about Mold