Mold Allergy Season: Know The Symptoms
Mold season is upon us! In Maryland, mold spores are the most active from late July until the end of October. So it is the most important time of the year to be aware of the possibility of mold in your home. If you have noticed an increase in your allergies, especially when you are indoors, at home, or in your basement, you may have a mold issue.
Mold Can Be Hidden
Mold can be easily identified by sight, however often time mold is found growing in hidden areas. If your basement is finished, mold may be growing behind your walls, in your insulation, or under your carpeting. So you may not even know it is there. The fact that mold can be hiding in your home, is why it is really important to understand the symptoms of mold allergies so you can get rid of the issue before it become a huge problem.
Symptoms Of A Mold Allergy
The signs and symptoms of a mold allergy are:
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Coughing and postnasal drip
- Itchy or watery eyes
- Itchy nose or throat
- Dry, itchy, or scaly skin
- Chest tightness
- Shortness of breath
If a mold allergy goes untreated it can lead to some severe complications such as mold-induced asthma, fungal infections in the sinuses or lungs, skin infections or mucous membranes, and can cause serious health problems for people with autoimmune diseases. So if you think you have a mold allergy, it is crucial you see a medical professional right away.
Call An Expert
If you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are only present when you are at home or in certain areas of your house, you may have a mold problem and need to call an expert right away. Our certified professionals at AA Action Waterproofing can help. We can do a comprehensive mold inspection to find out if there is any mold hiding in your home and recommend a thorough mold remediation strategy to get rid of it for good. So if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us today for a free consultation and we can help determine if there is mold lurking in your home.