Mold Exposure Health Risks
Many times, people have the need for professional mold remediation services but do not recognize the signs of mold contamination. Reoccurring heads aches can be one way your body to trying to warn you about the air quality and possible mold contamination of your environment. Your body could be reacting to the enzymatic activity of mold growth it is sensing. Depending on your bodies’ sensitivity to mold and microbial growth, depend on how strong your immediate reaction to mold contamination will be.
Overtime your body may “go numb” to sensing the mold contamination of your home, car or office, but the negative effects of mold exposure will continue to affect you and those around you in both cumulative and individual ways. Headaches are not the only reaction to mold exposure, in fact there are several and several combinations including: itchiness, coughing and throat discomfort, dry eyes, difficulty breathing as well as increased allergic reactions and aggravation to existing health conditions.
Be sure to have mold testing conducted by an IICRC certified professional if you think you may need mold remediation services. The following article was written to help owners recognize when to call a mold remediation company.
Visible mold and or what appears to be mold is a major sign that mold remediation may be needed. Remember, mold is microscopic, so visible mold can be the sign of a larger water damage issue. Homeowners are not always able to recognize mold as mold due to its many different colors and appearances. For example, few people recognize that some of the build up and resin found on air duct vent covers contains mold and could complicate healthy living.
Mold contamination may not always be visible, but the smell of mold can be a strong indication that mold remediation is needed. Odors are a result of enzymatic activity of mold growth. If strong mold odors are present in your home or office mold testing can be the first step to completing your mold remediation project. Sometimes a person may not recognize the enzymatic activity of mold by its odor, but will recognize headaches, loss of energy due to poor air quality and the body overworking to harvest oxygen and filter air, itchiness, and others side effects.
Mold Removal and Water Damage
A previous flood or water damage can either be the source or a major contributing factor of mold contamination and the need for mold remediation services. All water damage, no matter how small should be cleared by a professional water damage company to make sure all salvageable materials are dry. Flood Metrix provides FREE mold and water damage estimates. We are able to able to offer this service via video chat to help provide professional insight for proper planning and to get a better understanding of what may be needed for the completion of your mold mitigation project.