Mold toxicity is sometimes called “the most prevalent health problem that physicians are completely missing,” as toxic mold is an under-respected threat that causes more damage than people realize. Even when a mold problem is moderate, it can still have a huge impact on the quality of you and your family’s health. For those dealing with a major contamination of mold, the effects can be life-threatening. If you find any mold in your home, contact Smith & Son’s Contracting immediately for our mold remediation cleanup service, and we will ensure that your home is free of mold and safe for you and your family.
Health Effects of Mold
In addition to property damage, toxic mold can also lead to headaches and a severe lack of energy, as well as serious health problems, including respiratory issues and even lung infections. Early-stage symptoms of mold toxicity include coughing, asthmatic indicators and other breathing problems, headaches, and skin conditions. Since these symptoms resemble allergies, they are normally thought to be a simple allergic reaction to mold. However, the effects on the body are much more severe, as mold is toxic to every single organ in the body. Exposure to toxic mold can lead to serious long-term symptoms, such as autoimmune dysfunction, neurocognitive problems (including memory loss), inflammatory issues, migraines, insomnia, depression, panic attacks, and children can even experience a drop in IQ.
How To Know If Your Home Has Mold
Mold growth isn’t always seen, so it can be difficult to determine when you have a mold problem. You should be proactive and test for mold spores since most people only realize they have mold after they experience health problems. If any of these conditions accurately describe your living situation, you should have your home test for mold spores right away:
- You live in a house built more than five years ago
- You live in an area of especially humid climate
- You’re currently experiencing any of the symptoms of mold toxicity listed above
- You’ve ever had water damage anywhere in your home, even just a pipe leaking
Mold Remediation Cleanup
Having a mold problem doesn’t mean that your house is dirty in any way, as any home can have mold if there is a moisture problem. Humidity and rain are primary factors for moisture problems within homes, as well as leaking pipes, leaks in roofs, and poor ventilation. Since mold spores exist in nature and develop with moisture, it can be challenging to keep mold out of your house entirely, especially if you live in a warm and humid climate.
If you need mold remediation cleanup, our services include the following: an inspection to find where the moisture is coming from, containment of the mold, filtration to remove mold spores from the air, removing mold growth from affected areas, cleaning any materials that could be harboring mold spores, and completing any restoration work as needed.
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.