Mold Symptoms – Signs You Might Have Mold Growth:

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Feeling Sick 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
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Rashes
  • Hair loss
  • Allergies
  • Respiratory ailments
  • Sinus problems
  • Burning or itchy eyes
  • Depression
  • 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.


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.

Specific reactions include the following:

Inhaling or touching mold or spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic reactions are common – these reactions can be immediate or delayed. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis). Spores and fragments can produce allergic reactions in sensitive individuals regardless of whether it is dead or alive. Repeated or single exposure to mold or spores may cause previously non-sensitive individuals to become sensitive. Repeated exposure has the potential to increase sensitivity.

Molds can trigger asthma attacks in persons who are allergic (sensitized) to molds. The irritants produced by molds may also worsen asthma in non-allergic (non-sensitized) people.

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis may develop following either short-term (acute) or long-term (chronic) exposure to molds. The disease resembles bacterial pneumonia and is uncommon.

Mold exposure can cause irritation of the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs, and sometimes can create a burning sensation in these areas.

People with weakened immune systems (i.e., immune-compromised or immune-suppressed individuals) may be more vulnerable to infections by molds (as well as more vulnerable than healthy persons to mold toxins). Aspergillus fumigatus, for example, has been known to infect the lungs of immune-compromised individuals. These individuals inhale the spores which then start growing in their lungs. Trichoderma has also been known to infect immune-compromised children. Healthy individuals are usually not vulnerable to opportunistic infections from airborne mold exposure. However, it can also cause common skin diseases, such as athlete’s foot, as well as other infections such as yeast infections.

Please see a doctor if you think your symptoms is caused by mold and contact us at 919-410-6653  for mold inspection and testing.

If You Have Symptoms From Mold Contact Raleigh Mold Inspection & Remediation

If you are experiencing any of the health issues or symptoms commonly associated with Mold Growth, after you have contacted a doctor, you should get in touch with the mold remediation professionals at Raleigh Mold Inspection & Remediation. We provide a number of different mold services such as: Mold Remediation, Germ & Virus ProofingCrawl Space Mold Removal, Mold Inspection & Mold TestingMold Prevention and Water Proofing services to our entire service area. If you do have mold symptoms and live in  RaleighChapel Hill, Wake ForestZebulon, ClaytonWendell, Franklinton, Holly SpringsMorrisville, CaryApexDurham, Garner, Fuquay-Varina, or Knightdale, give us a call at  919-410-6653 or contact us online for a free estimate.