How Can Mold Affect Your Health?

mold affects health

Are you sick? Maybe it’s mold!

We all know that mold can contaminate our food and damage our home structure, but do you know how it can affect your health? Mold is also an indoor air pollutant that is frequently overlooked because it can be unsightly. It is wise to know why you need to protect your home and most importantly your own well being from mold. Let’s check out these ways that mold can affect your health.

Familiar Symptoms

Mold can cause many familiar symptoms that you experience when you have a common cold. Here is a list of symptoms that you feel when overexposed to mold:

  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Congestion
  • Wheezing

Pesky mold spores are a culprit of many health effects and are known to enter the body through inhalation and ingestion. This is what causes skin irritation and congestion. Not only does it lead to that, but when mold spores are inhaled they give more toxic harm to people than if they were ingested.

Mold and Asthma

People with asthma can be highly affected by exposure to mold more than others. Mold exposure can trigger asthma episodes in sensitive individuals with asthma. Mold also can cause more harm to adolescents. Young children are subject to the development of asthma because their respiratory systems are still developing.

How to Prevent Mold

If you didn’t know, mold thrives in a wet and humid environment. Here at All Aspects Waterproofing, we know the necessary steps to keep your home environment at the correct climate to prevent molding. Basements, walls, and under kitchen sinks are well-known areas for mold growth to occur. Basements are landing places for water damage that lead to a perfect place for mold to develop. A DIY mold remediation project can be tedious and harmful to yourself, so call in the professionals to take care of your mold concerns.

Does Your Home Need a Professional Home Inspection?

If you are ready to get a professional to take care of your residential or commercial mold remediation needs, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC. /Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420.  To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.


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