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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.

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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