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Mould Allergy - Identifying Symptoms & Causes

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Are you experiencing mould allergy symptoms? Mould can be a serious problem that can linger in the air of your home. An air quality expert can help determine if a problem exists and help you come up with ways to reduce it. Poor air quality can have a negative impact on the health of your family. Learning how to identify mould allergy symptoms is important. Here are some symptoms that will help you identify whether it is a mould allergy or not:

Skin Reactions to Mould

Mould allergy symptoms include skin reactions. Some people experience excessively dry skin or skin that seems scaly. If the problem persists, then it could have something to do with allergens in your home. If skin worsens, medical assistance may be needed to come up with a treatment and to make sure other underlying problems aren't present.

Respiratory Problems and Airborne Mould

Some people notice respiratory problems when experiencing mould allergy symptoms. Frequent sneezing, nasal discharge and itching are common. Congestion can also become an ongoing issue. Over the counter medications or allergy medicine may help alleviate these symptoms. The best approach is to use medication while searching for a way to remove the source so mould allergy symptoms begin to fade.

Serious Health Problems and Mould Allergy Symptoms

Individuals that are already experiencing health problems may notice mould allergy symptoms earlier and with a higher degree of intensity. Prolonged exposure can cause hey fever and asthma. Once respiratory conditions develop, mould allergy symptoms can have a greater impact. In order to help alleviate the condition, home owners should begin eradicating potential mould sources and improving the quality of their indoor air. These methods may not completely prevent the problem, but it can begin to improve overall health.

Importance of Air Quality Testing

Many people take for granted just how important good, quality air is at home. You spend a great deal of time breathing the air in your living space. If mould allergy symptoms appear, there could be a problem you were not aware of. The intensity and speed at which mould allergy symptoms are experienced may vary however in all cases changes should be made to improve air quality in the home.

Black Mould: 3 Tips for Toronto Business Owners

Monday, March 14, 2011

Black Mould can be very difficult to remove. Mould growth can lead to many serious health issues, and should be professionally removed. It can begin to deteriorate your building and cause health problems in anyone who is exposed to the infected area. Every Toronto business owner should check for mould so they can remedy the situation before it puts them and their employees at risk. The following tips can help you determine if you need the assistance of a professional mould remediation service for your building.

Tip 1: Water Back Up Can Create Ideal Mould Growth Conditions

Unfortunately water leakage and water back up can happen anywhere. Even if you have repaired the cause of the problem, standing water can create ideal conditions for mould to grow. If you have experienced this type of situation, consider hiring a professional mould remediation company to evaluate the area. Even a smaller leak, such as a dripping pipe, loose valve or leaky toilet, can lead to significant mould growth and should be handled accordingly.

Tip 2: Stains on Ceilings, Walls or Floors can Indicate the Presence of Mould

If your building has numerous stained ceilings, walls or floors, this could be a hint that somewhere within mould is growing. The area may be small, that a replacement if a tile or area of drywall might get rid of the problem for now, but you should consider the possibility that something bigger is lurking just out of site. A mould remediation contractor can take a closer look to determine the source of the stains and remove it permanently. Acting quickly can also save you money in further wall, ceiling or floor repairs, not to mention saving any illnesses or sicknesses.

Tip 3: Damp Areas are Havens for Mould

Mould remediation may be required for any damp spaces in your Toronto building. Any area that has moisture for a period of time can grow mould. Although this should dry out it is possible mould may already have taken up residence. A mould remediation contractor can take a closer look to determine the level of risk and evaluate the Mould growth.

To learn more about Black Mould, contact Clear Air Solutions.

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