Mold & Health
Being around mold can have a very serious effect on your health. Mold can produce allergens, irritants and, sometimes, toxic substances. Illness can be caused by inhaling or touching spores and there are many ways that this can manifest as symptoms in your body. This is why it is imperative that any mold issues that you have are checked out by a qualified mold inspector and are thoroughly dealt with by a professional. Our expert team are on call to support you in this very serious issue in order to keep you, your family and your loved ones safe.
What is mold and why does it affect me?
Mold and mildew are fungi. What is referred to as its spores are in fact the seeds which travel through the air. This is how our health can suffer from being around mold as it comes into contact with our skin and we inhale it into our respiratory systems. Some people will have more significant reactions and others less so. Even if you can’t feel a huge problem in your own body it is important to be aware of the risks of mold and have it dealt with as quickly a possible to prevent a situation from becoming dangerous.
Symptoms of mold induced illness can express themselves in a variety of ways depending on how you have come into contact with it. Upon inhalation or touch, this can include an allergic reaction such as a runny nose, sneezing, red eyes and a skin rash. Asthma attacks can also be caused. Other symptoms to look out for is if you are getting sick more often than usual. Mold can affect your immune system, so if you notice that this is happening it can also be an indicator that there is a mold problem in your house.
Who is most vulnerable?
As illness caused by mold can take hold in a variety of ways, there are a number of existing health conditions that can make you more vulnerable. This can include anybody with existing respiratory issues. As mold spores can be inhaled, it is imperative that extra care is taken for people with breathing problems, this includes asthma. Also especially vulnerable, are people with existing skin problems and those with a weakened immune system, for example people who are having chemotherapy. Finally included on the list are babies, children and older people. It is important to remember however that even without these conditions we are all at risk from mold.
Mould count refers to the amount of mold spores per cubic meter of air. The higher the number, the greater the chances are that people will be suffering of symptoms caused by the mold. One of our expert mold inspectors will be able to let you know exactly what the mold count is and depending on the issue direct you to the best course of action. Milwaukee Mold Removal Services are professionals at dealing with these issues and we promise to resolve your issues, restoring your property to a safe environment.