Mold Exposure Symptoms – You Have Molds at Home!
Mold loves a warm, dark, damp place, and unfortunately this means that mold is also exceptional at hiding. While you may be able to see mold when it grows on a ceiling, wall, or carpet, it may not be so easy to spot when it decides to take up shop in a crawlspace or heating or cooling duct, and you can start experiencing mold exposure symptoms while having no idea that mold is taking over in your home. Mold will find its way into your space often after a leak or a flood, and waterproofing your home is an excellent way to put up a big roadblock against the growth and presence of mold. If you have had a leak or a flood, however, and there was moisture present at one time, there could be mold growing and thriving in your space without your knowledge.
Some symptoms that you may experience when you’re exposed to mold are:
- Cold like symptoms
- Red or itchy eyes
- Runny nose
- Skin rashes
While these are the most common types of mold exposure symptoms, they can grow much more severe if a toxic mold is present in the space. With toxic mold, these symptoms may still be present, but they can grow to an extent where hospitalizations or medical attention may be necessary. For those with asthma or other medical conditions, mold exposure symptoms are particularly serious, and they should be paid attention to as soon as possible as the mold is remediated from the home.
If you’ve been experiencing ongoing cold or allergy-like symptoms, and you’ve recently had moisture accumulate in your home, it may do you and your family well to look into seeing if you do have mold present in your home where you may not think to look. At AA Action Waterproofing, our mold remediation and testing professionals can assess your space and determine if mold is the underlying problem causing your symptoms, and they can eliminate the mold as well as waterproof your home to ensure the mold won’t be coming back any time soon. To learn more about what we can do for you and your mold, simply contact us at AA Action Waterproofing today!