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Don’t Wait for Mold to Grow

6/21/2018 (Permalink)

The Top 3 Dangers of Mold Exposure

Did you know that persons allergic to mold it its various forms, can have an allergic reaction that could result in a mold related death? No. Everyone is not allergic to mold exposure, but there are many reports and statistics that show the danger to one’s health, particularly in the lungs.

Generally, mold can cause a wide range of health problems. Some black mold symptoms can actually be really serious. When your home sustains water damage from a hurricane or other water flooding issue, the chances of mold growing in the home, increase by the minute when not re-mediated at the first sign of flooding of the area.

While allergic situations are the most commonly treated symptoms of mold exposure, there are more symptoms that have long term complications. When you fail to get the proper water damage treatment after water has entered the home, you increase the risk of these complications. While mold can grow in any environment, it really grows in the summer.

If you have a flood in late July and the temperatures raise to temps over 90 degrees during the day, you can bet that the mold is already beginning to grow. Here are the top three symptoms of mold exposure so you have an idea of what could happen if you don’t get a mold removal and treatment specialist on the scene fast. A Pennsylvania mold treatment visit can often times halt the impact of mold growth on the health of those in the property.

  1. The first symptom of mold issues is in the respiratory tract. Sneezing, coughing and wheezing are the most predominant symptoms of black mold exposure. However, the mold may not grow as far or fast, if you take the time to prepare now. Have your SERVPRO agent’s business card handy so you can call them before the mold has a chance to grow.
  2. The second symptom that presents itself during a case of mold overgrowth, when the water was allowed to saturate the porous structures of walls, carpet and furniture, is lethargy and aching. Because events of allergic reaction trigger the body’s tender immune system, one of the symptoms of mold exposure is a sudden achy feeling.
  3. The third symptom of toxic mold exposure is an unexplained rash. This is a rather obvious symptom and can be easily treated with a doctor visit. 

The moral of this story is that water left indoors, on furniture, in sheetrock, on carpet, on hard floors can cause mold to grow in rapid time. If your home sustains water damage, to not wait for the mold to grow. Mold is not always visible to the eye, but it is still there.

If you can see it, you have waited too long. Take the steps as quickly as possible to have a remediation specialist visit your home and get it dry fast. You want it to look as if it never even happened.

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