Mold Symptoms – Signs You Might Have Mold Growth:
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Feeling sick most of the time? It may be mold!
Mold symptoms vary and can range from mild to severe. Raleigh Mold Inspection & Remediation provides mold inspection, prevention, testing, removal and remediation services in Raleigh & The Triangle. Below are a list of symptoms and common ailments that may be caused by a mold infestation or mold outbreak:
Common Signs & Symptoms of Mold Exposure
- Flu-like symptoms
- Hair loss
- Respiratory ailments
- Sinus problems
- Burning or itchy eyes
- Memory loss
- Fatigue or Dizziness
Recent Berkeley Lab, EPA Studies confirmed the enormity of the public health and economic impact of dampness, moisture problems & mold. They estimated that the number of asthma cases alone, which are attributable to home mold exposure is 4.6 million, with an annual cost of $3.5 Billion. Many homes and businesses may have problems without even knowing it. Family members and employees may be exhibiting some of these signs and symptoms, without even knowing why.
A musty smell is one of the tell-tale signs of mold. Damp crawl spaces and basements, hidden leaky pipes, undetected roof leaks, condensation or faulty drainage systems can result in mold growth inside of walls, under floors & carpets and inside of your HVAC system. If left undetected and untreated, mold can continue to grow and create major health to people and structural problems to your property.
THE LEVEL OF DANGER VARIES BY THE TYPE OF MOLD AND AGE OF THOSE AFFECTED.
Children, the elderly and anyone with immune sensitivities are at risk to the effects of mold. These effects can vary depending on the variety of mold and the quantity of mold present in your home. Even if you think you know what to look for, there are so many varieties of mold that you may not always know exactly what to look for. Finding mold is difficult and it is always recommended that you get a certified mold inspector to your home if you think you have a mold problem.
Health Effects and Symptoms Associated with Mold Exposure
When moisture problems occur and mold growth results, building occupants may begin to report odors and a variety of health problems, such as headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms; all of these symptoms could potentially be associated with mold exposure.
All molds have the potential to cause health effects. It produces allergens, irritants, and in some cases, toxins that may cause reactions in humans even death in some cases. The types and severity of symptoms depend, in part, on the types of mold present, the extent of an individual’s exposure, the ages of the individuals, and their existing sensitivities or allergies.