Is Mold in My Home Making Me Sick?

mold in the homeAre you experiencing prolonged symptoms of allergies, when there is seemingly nothing that might trigger them? Do you have regular migraines or feel constantly drowsy? If the answer to these questions is yes, then your home or workplace might be infested with mold and professional mold removal in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton & beyond may be required. 

Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Exposure to mold affects people differently and the severity of symptoms depends on various factors – the amount of mold, activity of the immune system, sensitivity to mold spores, and overall health of the person. The most common symptoms include:

  • Runny nose
  •  Itchy nose, eyes or/and skin
  • Rash
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Red eyes

Some people might also experience neurological symptoms like migraines, fatigue, brain fog, sleepiness, muscle cramps, joint and muscle pain, dizziness and tremors. Depending on the severity of exposure, symptoms can be chronic or short-lasting. The main problem is that all of these symptoms can be easily blamed on other health issues, so the real culprit often remains hidden.

Signs of Mold

Mold is a type of fungi that thrives in moist conditions, which is why it is often found after water leaks and floods. It is also found in areas that are prone to high air humidity, like bathrooms, cellars and kitchens. The most obvious signs of mold are their musty smell and visible colonies. These tiny organisms are very adaptable and have a high reproductive potential, which makes them a common problem in many homes.

Aside from causing damage to building material and producing unpleasant smells, molds can also be harmful to health. Black mold is known to cause sick building syndrome – a worldwide health concern that can result in serious inflammations of the respiratory system and neurological problems. Considering molds can cause such severe health issues, it is best to  catch the problem early and prevent further exposure. First visible signs of an infestation are usually only the tip of the iceberg – molds are very small and can grow in the building material, remaining hidden from the plain view, sometimes until it is too late for preventive action.

How to Deal with Mold

In order to know whether your home is at risk of infestation, it is best to contact a professional mold inspector. He’ll investigate the area thoroughly, take samples and properly determine the source of the problem. Lab analysis of the samples can tell you whether molds are present, as well as their type and concentration. Some molds are more harmful than others; for example, if your home tests positive for black mold, immediate removal is advised.

If you are looking for a trusted inspector in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton & beyond, that will remove black mold from your home safely and thoroughly, reach out to Inch by Inch Inspections. Inch by Inch’s experienced, friendly staff is prepared to take on both small and large-scale projects and perform eco-friendly black mold removal in Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton & beyond, helping you to get rid of this pest permanently. Call Inch by Inch today and schedule your inspection.

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