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Ways Hidden Mold in Your Home Could be Affecting Your Health

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Mold is not only unsightly, but it can also be hazardous to your health. Unfortunately, mold may not always grow where you can see it. Because mold and mildew like dark, damp places, you may have mold growing in your home and may not even realize it.

Hidden mold in your home can cause serious health problems. If you have any of the following health concerns, mold may be to blame.

Chronic Allergy Conditions

Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. Regardless of whether you are allergic, mold can cause irritation to the:

  • Lungs
  • Throat
  • Eyes
  • Nose
  • Skin

Problems with mold often manifest themselves as cold-like symptoms.

For those who are actually allergic to mold, it can cause more severe reactions, such as sneezing, running nose, skin rashes, or shortness of breath.

Irritation of Asthma

Those who have asthma are particularly prone to problems related to mold. Breathing in mold spores can irritate the condition and cause an increase in asthma attacks.

Problems with the Central Nervous System

In severe cases, exposure to mold can result in difficulties with the central nervous system. It can lead to headaches, lack of concentration, and even memory loss. It can also cause unexplained pains or aching feelings. Black mold can even result in chronic fatigue and chronic fevers.

Cancer and Organ Failure

Long-term exposure to black mold can result in serious health issues that affect the respiratory system, including lung and throat cancer. It can also lead to liver and kidney failure as well.

Getting Help with Mold Issues

Mold is especially prevalent after a flood or other water damage. There is simply too much at risk to take chances with the health of yourself and your loved ones.

Mold remediation services can help you avoid the health and safety risks associated with mold growth. Contact the experts at ServiceMaster of Buncombe County today for more information.


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