No homeowner wants mold in their home, right? But, have you ever asked yourself why? Surprisingly, there are many who only know that mold is harmful, but not exactly why that is. There are several side effects from having mold in your home, but here are the main ones that you should keep in mind.
Mold can worsen existing health conditions, such as asthma and allergies. Depending on the seriousness of your illness, as well as the extent of the mold infestation will have a bearing on how serious the side effects are.
When it comes to symptoms that aren’t too severe, a runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, sneezing, and itching are common. Even though this might not be very serious, it is a sign that something isn’t quite right. In addition to that, symptoms that aren’t all that severe could worsen with time. The longer you are exposed to mold, the more serious symptoms will present themselves. Headaches, fatigue, and difficulty breathing are among the more serious effects that you might experience. Definitely not something that you want to subject your family to.
Damage to Your Home
Mold is not just harmful to your body, it can also damage your home over time. Mold feeds on organic materials, which could include any woods, fabrics, or paper that was used in the construction of your home. It can even eat away glue, causing issues where wallpaper detaches from the wall. It is not a quick process, but if mold is allowed to grow for a long time undetected, it can do quite a bit of damage. Damage to the point where there are serious issues doesn’t happen overnight, but usually, you will need to do some serious restoration work to resolve the issue.
As you see, mold growth in your home is a serious issue and one that should be remedied as soon as possible. Fortunately, we offer our services to help with mold remediation, as well as other issues that come from water intrusion.
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