4 Respiratory Symptoms Of Mold Exposure
Mold exposure can leave you feeling pretty lousy, and mold spores wreak a particular type of havoc on your respiratory system. At AA Action Waterproofing, we want to help you to determine if you’re dealing with a mold problem before you may notice it by sight, and one way to do this is to recognize the symptoms of mold exposure leading to hidden mold in your home. 4 respiratory symptoms of mold exposure you can look for are:
- Wheezing – Wheezing may be common for those with allergies, a cold, or asthma, but if your wheezing seems to come out of nowhere, it could be mold causing it. A wheeze that you just can’t get rid of, and with no known cause, could be mold’s way of making its impression on your respiratory tract.
- Coughing – Even if you have no wheeze, a cough coming out of the blue could be a sign of mold. Mold spores irritate the lungs as we’re not supposed to be breathing them in in high concentrations, and this can lead to irritated lungs that feel the need to cough frequently.
- Sore throat – One of the first signs of mold irritating your respiratory system is sore throat, and this occurs when mold spores get into your throat on the way down to your lungs. Waking up with a repeated sore throat can be a sign that mold spores are finding their way in.
- “Wet” cough – Even if your coughing isn’t constant, an occasional or even regular “wet” or phlegm filled cough can be a big sign of mold exposure. As your lungs try to clean themselves of the spores, the debris will cause a cough that sounds moist, and this could be a hidden clue that you could be dealing with mold.
At AA Action Waterproofing, we want to help to stop your exposure symptoms through mold remediation. If you suspect that mold is present in your home, and you’re experiencing exposure symptoms, call us today and we’d love to come and check it out!