MOLD LINKED TO MANY ILLNESSES
For instance, according to the Mayo Clinic’s article Mold allergy, “Mold allergy causes the same signs and symptoms that occur in other types of upper respiratory allergies. Signs and symptoms of allergic rhinitis caused by mold allergy can include:
- Runny Nose or stuffy nose
- Cough and postnasal drip
- Itchy eyes, nose and throat
- Watery eyes
- Dry, scaly skin
Moreover, more and more studies pore in to support the data of the link of mold and illnesses. The CDC highlights this in the article: CDC Facts about Mold and Dampness
“In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.”
Mold contamination is a very serious thing especially those that are sensitized to molds. Walls and items that are mold infested can affect the quality of life of for your family and friends, causing your children and spouse to miss school work through illnesses. Since here in Houston, Texas we have a large degree of humidity it is not uncommon to see mold growing in the open. This was especially true when we saw Hurricanes and flooding hit our region. During the devastation, people where working with demolition teams to burn the mold infested items.
HGTV’s article on Black Mold Symptoms and Health Effects, highlights the need for mold removal by pointing out that “toxic mold” which is formed by volatile organic compounds or (VOCs) which they can point out that can be dangerous to individuals especially the weak, and elderly effecting the nervous and repertory systems. “More extreme symptoms that can result from mold poisoning are lethargy, dizziness, memory loss and even infertility in a person who has been exposed to toxic mold for a prolonged period of time.”
Mold not only can potentially cause health problems, but WILL stain and ruin your property. Mold is not self-contained., it continues grow and will affect other areas of your house till you have one major mold infestation. Once you it gets out of control it will affect your property values and may entail demolition or extreme property reconstruction.
Mold Damage Removal
With the dangers associated with mold it is so imperative to call Service Squad right away before things get carried away. We are able 24/7 if you ever suspect your home of being infested with mold.
Service Squad will clean your bathrooms, carpets, walls, and purge your airways in order to ensure that the mold is treated correctly from the first time.
Some tips for mold prevention:
- Keep indoor humidity below 45% by purchasing one or two home grade dehumidifiers
- Make sure sinks, faucets, and pipes do not drip
- If you start to notice a big wet spot on your walls call us. This is usually a prime mold colony growth site and can cause unseemly stains.
Remember no job is too big for Service Squad. We can cover a large square feet of mold growth. We can cover virtually any size disaster. Your mold problem is our mold problem to fix. Have professionals clean your mold damage today.