Can Indoor Mold Make You Sick?
Did you know that it is estimated there are over 300 different types of mold? Not all mold is bad. After all, the antibiotic penicillin is actually made from a type of mold. If medicine can be made from mold, can indoor mold really be that bad and can it make you sick?
Can Indoor Mold Really Make You Sick?
The answer is a resounding, “yes!” It is widely recognized by reputable sources, like the CDC and the WHO, that indoor mold can make you very sick. Given the right conditions, mold will multiply and grow indoors. If you are concerned about a potential mold problem in your home, it is best to consult with a professional. At Pure Maintenance MC, we offer mold testing and can tell you what type of mold is present in your home or office and at what levels.
Symptoms of Mold Sickness
The symptoms of mold sickness are similar to that of a cold or common allergy. According to the Mayo Clinic. These symptoms can include:
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Cough and postnasal drip
- Itchy eyes, nose, and throat
- Watery eyes
- Dry, scaly skin
The severity of symptoms can vary depending on the amount of mold present, the length of exposure to the mold, and whether or not you have any underlying health conditions such as asthma, lung problems, or a compromised immune system. If you or another person are concerned that you may have symptoms due to mold exposure be sure to consult a qualified medical expert.
Removing the Indoor Mold
It is also important that you consult a qualified expert to remove the mold from your home. Trying to clean the mold yourself can release more spores into the air often intensifying the symptoms of mold sickness. A qualified expert can remove the mold in a safe and effective manner.
Mold Removal in Phoenix
At Pure Maintenance MC, we offer a safe demolition-free process to remove mold from your Phoenix Valley home or business. We will provide you with a cost-effective, highly-efficient alternative to traditional mold remediation. Call us today and let us get your home or office back to a healthy place.
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