Mold Exposure Symptoms: What You Need to Do | Ductworks
Mold Exposure
The common problems of mold exposure are linked to the common issue of a mold allergy that affects the majority of people. If you are suffering from a mold allergy, you will find yourself affected by a series of symptoms that can lead to damage to your health and lungs. Mold can often be pushed around a home when it builds up in an HVAC system needing to be serviced by an HVAC professional.

Symptoms of Mold Exposure

The main symptoms of mold allergies and exposure are difficult to spot because they tend to mimic the basic problems seen with the majority of forms of allergy. Firstly, if you have a mold allergy and are exposed to mold you will find yourself struggling with a runny nose, watery eyes, and breathing difficulties. As you progress through the symptoms of a mold allergy you will find yourself affected by a dry, raspy cough and your skin could become scaly and dry as the exposure takes hold.

Check Your Home

One of your major risks for being affected by mold exposure is high levels of humidity found in many properties that allow the fungus to grow in ductwork and in damp areas of your home. When you worry you are being negatively affected by mold exposure at your home you should spend a little time looking for the areas affected by mold and call in experts to make sure it is removed in a safe and efficient way. By working with a professional company specializing in mold eradication you can be sure your home will not be a victim of the many problems associated with mold buildup and allergies.

Triggering Asthma

You are at a greater risk of being affected by a mold allergy when you are already diagnosed as an asthma sufferer. The symptoms you suffer from as a person affected by asthma can be triggered by mold spores traveling through the air and being breathed in on a regular basis. Mold spores can trigger asthma symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
 
Mold spores are tiny, airborne particles that occur naturally in the environment but can result in damage to the respiratory system for those affected by a mold allergy. As a mold allergy sufferer, you will often find yourself affected by some forms of fungi and not others.
 
Aging HVAC systems that have not been serviced or cleaned on a regular basis are most at risk from the damage that can be caused by high humidity levels. A mold allergy is not always easy to spot and only some forms of mold cause allergies in different people. Contact us today to make sure mold is not present in your property and limit any passage of spores into the indoor environment.
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