Almost everyone will come in contact with mold at least once in their lives, as mold spores exist throughout nature and are extremely difficult to keep out of the home. However, mold can cause serious health problems, as well as property damage. Continue reading to learn about a few indoor mold symptoms you should be aware of, and why it’s crucial to call a mold remediation service as soon as you notice mold in your home.
Since you may not be able to visibly detect mold growing in your home, it’s important to know the symptoms to look out for. Mold can cause multiple health issues that range from very common to very serious. The most common indoor mold symptoms can be identical to symptoms of allergies, asthma, and the common cold, but if you believe that there is mold in your home, it’s best to get it checked out.
Mold can cause a variety of respiratory issues including wheezing, coughing, and even lung infections. The most common symptoms include sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, cough, itchy eyes, nose or throat, watery eyes, dry, scaly skin, wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness.
In addition to common symptoms, there are also a few more serious effects that it can have on those who live in a home with mold. These not-so-common symptoms include mold-induced asthma, allergic fungal sinusitis, allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. For those with impaired immune systems, serious symptoms may also include infections of the skin and mucous membranes. If you have any of these symptoms consistently, be sure to contact a healthcare provider and consult with a mold remediation professional as soon as possible.
Do I Have Mold?
It’s important to know that keeping your house clean doesn’t necessarily mean that you won’t have mold growing in your bathroom, ceiling, and behind walls. To know for certain, you will need a complete inspection done by a professional, as they will check under your carpets, in your HVAC system, and other hidden areas where mold tends to grow. Smith and Son’s offers mold removal and remediation, including a thorough inspection of your property to determine where the moisture is coming from, which areas have been affected by mold, and the extent of the mold damage. Then, we will remove mold growth and clean any porous materials that could be harboring mold spores, and complete any restoration work that needs to be done.
Mold Removal & Remediation Service from Smith & Son’s
If you are ready for skilled and quick mold removal and remediation services at any time of day, Smith & Son’s Contracting has the expertise, quality, and experience in the restoration and insurance industries you need. We don’t settle for less, and you shouldn’t either. For an exceptional job at an honest price throughout the state of Maryland and Baltimore County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County, give us a call today at (410) 360-5252 or 1-800-246-3782 for 24/7 insurance home emergency service. You can also keep up with us on Facebook, and check out our blog! We look forward to serving you.