Can Mold In Your Home Really Cause Health Problems?

Mold is one of the oldest organisms on earth. It’s been here for millions of years, and as long as there is moisture and air, it will continue to be here. So if mold is everywhere, what does that mean for your health? The answer can be complicated.

Some people are more sensitive to molds than others. For some people, mold may only cause a stuffy nose, a sore throat, coughing, wheezing, or itchy eyes. For people with specific mold allergies, these symptoms may be more extreme and require medical treatment.

For people who are immune-compromised, the very young, the old, cancer pa-tients, people with asthma, chronic lung diseases such as COPD, and others, the presence of mold in their environment can use serious health issues that result in lung infections which can be serious enough to result in hospitalization, or even death.

The CDC states that “the Institute of Medicine (IOM) [has] found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symp-toms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children.”

So what should you do if you suspect there is already mold in your home, or if you have an incident such as a leaking pipe or other flooding issue that may cause mold in carpet or drywall? First of all, don’t panic. When dealt with by a professional, almost all in-home mold issues can be removed safely. Moldbusters has extensive experience in the identification, and removal of in—home mold issues and can not only clean and remove any mold you may have in your home, but can also restore, and reconstruct any areas that may have extensive mold infestation.

Moldbusters offers 24/7 response time to help limit existing damage and reduce the cost of treatment, and sends only highly specialized microbial remediation, water damage restoration, and structural drying technicians to your home.

If you suspect that your home has a mold issue, help to protect your family’s health. Call Moldbusters immediately. We’ll arrive quickly, get the job done right, and we’ll make it like it never happened.