Mold Exposure and Health Effects
Mold can occur on any indoor surface where moisture is present. In order to control mold growth, you need to control the amount of moisture in bathrooms, basement walls, leaky pipes, and any other wet or damp areas. When mold growth forms in these areas, residents may report odors and other health issues such as headaches, breathing problems, allergic reactions, and aggravation of asthma symptoms. Mold can be found in homes, offices, buildings, or any occupied space.
Mold can be more harmful when it creates chemicals known as toxins that cause illness. Although toxic mold can be affect everyone, it can be especially harmful to children, the elderly, and immuno-compromised individuals. For this reason, it is important to test for mold if you suspect you have a problem. Mold can appear as black, brown, or greenish spots on walls or near leaky faucets or other damp areas.
It is important to seek the help of a professional mold remediator to test for the presence of mold spores. He can inspect problem areas for existing mold damage and identify any items or materials that need repair or replacement.
Protecting Indoor Air Quality
The best way to protect the indoor air quality in your home or business is to test the space to figure out which environmental hazard may be present. The key is to stop or reduce exposure to what is causing any adverse health reactions. A professional mold inspector and remediator can help people with air quality issues by identifying the problem and providing a real solution to correct the problem.