In some cases, mold in your home can make you sick, especially if you have allergies or asthma. Whether or not you're allergic to molds, mold exposure can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs. Here's what you can do to combat mold problems, and take care of yourself and your home.
Mold is found everywhere and can grow on almost any substance when moisture is present. They reproduce by spores, which are carried by air currents. When spores land on a moist surface suitable for life, they begin to grow.
The most common black mold symptoms and health effects are associated with a respiratory response. Chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning.
- mold inspection and testing . Full visual inspection of your home by a Certified Mold Inspector to document mold issues and excess water/humidity problems that can contribute to mold growth
– Lab testing of mold like substances to determine if the substances are mold and what type
– Air quality testing including an outdoor control sample to determine the number and quantity of outdoor mold spores to compare to indoor air samples
– Ongoing consulting throughout the duration of your project including mold remediation guidelines and referrals to contractors.