Mold can be a toxic and dangerous presence in your home. It can grow and thrive in the most hidden and darkest or unseen corners of your home. In fact, mold thrives most in dark, damp environments between the temperature of 60-80 degrees.
Whether you know it or not, mold could be creating and spreading spores in your home, given the right conditions. Mold can be unsightly and ruin materials within your home. But even more so than the unsightly aesthetics of mold, it can be dangerous to your health and the health of your family.
Oftentimes, you may not even realize you have mold in your home until you start to notice certain health complications. Let’s look at some of the health effects you could be noticing that would be a sign you should have your home checked for mold.
Mold Sensitivity or Allergies
If you are like many people, you may have a mold sensitivity. This means if you are exposed to mold over a period of time, such as mold growing within your home, you could develop some symptoms of mold sensitivity. Some people actually discover that they are allergic to mold after experiencing the following symptoms:
- nasal congestion
- Respiratory cough or wheeze
- Sore throat
- Dry, watering, or itchy eyes
- Skin rashes or irritation
Those with compromised immune systems can be especially vulnerable for mold related illness. This can include infections within the respiratory system from breathing in mold toxins over time.
Even those without compromised immune systems are at risk for respiratory infection and other respiratory conditions. Significant mold exposure or long term mold exposure can affect the upper respiratory system causing symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Mold exposure can even lead to the development of asthma or intensify asthma symptoms for those who already have it.
Mold toxins can get into our body in multiple different ways. This includes through the air we breath, through our skin, and even intestinal lining. When certain, especially dangerous, mold toxins enter your body they can develop severe chronic diseases that affect the heart, liver, kidneys, digestive system, and more. Some mold toxin exposure has even been linked to cancer.
Eliminate The Source
Many of these health conditions can be managed or improved by medication or visiting your doctor. The best way, however, to protect and improve your health is to seek out mold remediation in Springfield, Ohio. eliminating the source of dangerous toxins is an extremely effective first step in relieving mold related health concerns.
At Reliant Restoration we want to help you protect your health and heal your body through the removal of mold within your home.