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Beware of Black Mould: Signs that You May Be Living with Mould

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Black Mould can be very dangerous in the home. Today, we have more information and understanding of what this type of mould can do in the long term. Mould can develop in moist areas in almost any building. This is a common side effect of water damage. Professionals should remove black mould. Common bleach unfortunately may appear the mould has been removed but in actual fact it will grow back quite quickly. Mould grows with water and water is a large ingredient in Bleach. It is highly recommended that home and building owners who suspect they are noticing the symptoms of black mould exposure seek professional assistance to begin removing the source from their property.

Damage to Property Due to Black Mould

Not all signs of black mould have to do with the human body. Mould is a living organism that can be destructive. It attaches to many surfaces and will begin to wear down the area it is stuck to. This can be almost anything, from a wooden beam to flooring and clothes. Black mould found in walls or on support structures can actually endanger the integrity of a building and should be treated quickly.

Inhaling Black Mould

Inhalation is one way black mould can make its way inside the human body. When mould is present, it can release spores that are then inhaled as we breathe. The spores will become lodged inside the respiratory system. When this happens, the individual may notice symptoms that are very similar to a cold or the flu. A runny or dripping nose is common as well as congestion and asthma like symptoms.

Non-Respiratory Black Mould Symptoms

Many people are aware of the respiratory signs of black mould exposure but know little about the other symptoms. Mould can actually cause fatigue and depression as well as lightheadedness and headaches. These seem like symptoms of something else but can be easily identified when the individual leaves the area where mould is present. After leaving the area, the infected individual may notice a dramatic improvement in the above-mentioned symptoms. That is because they begin to fade once black mould is no longer present. If you suspect your home may have a black mould problem, it is highly recommended that you seek professional black mould removal & remediation assistance to take care of the issue before it becomes a health issue.

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