The Health Risks of Having a Mold Infestation in Your Home

Mold growing in a cornerYou see these everywhere, from old food to moist tree trunks or wood in your home. Some people tend to ignore molds since they see it so often, and they think that it is harmless. What may not be apparent to them is that having molds in your home is not a good thing; and if you find yourself and your family getting sick more often than usual, there is a possibility that the molds you are ignoring are what is causing this.

Molds thrive in moist environments, so these can be usually found in bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and other areas where moisture is a given. If you live in an area that is humid, there is a huge chance that molds can be found all over your home. These can be found in your ceiling, under the sink, in your drywall, and even under your carpets.

Some of the ailments that molds can cause include allergies, sinus infections, and asthma. Some people may also experience wheezing and coughing, difficulty breathing, and throat irritation. Respiratory illnesses and minor irritations are just the tip of the iceberg, since molds can also cause rashes, dandruff, headaches, and even flu-like ailments.

The reason why mold infestations can bring about numerous health issues is the fact that there are many different kinds of molds that may grow in your home. The kind of mold that you find in your home can be very toxic and can cause more dangerous illnesses than the ones mentioned above. These can even be fatal, if ignored and left untreated.

One of the most dangerous molds that may find itself growing in your home is black mold. This particular type of fungi produces very toxic spores that a person can inhale, and this can cause ailments such as immune system suppression, pulmonary hemorrhaging, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, and chronic fatigue, to mention a few. Continuous exposure can be very dangerous and may even lead to very serious consequences, with some people suffering from ailments as serious as kidney failure and neurological disorders.

It may not seem apparent but molds can affect various parts of a person’s body. It can bring about vascular problems, digestive issues, skin allergies and growths, and respiratory difficulties. This is why it is a good idea to check your home for any mold growth and to check regularly for this. The most common places are the moist areas in your home, but in order to be sure that you are not inhaling mold spores that come from hidden sources, you might want to call in experts to help.

If you find molds in your home, or suspect that there are hidden mold growths in your house, an expert should be called for an assessment. Once it is established that you do have moldy growths in your home, mold removal is needed. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Mackenzie Restoration, a company that specializes in restoration, remediation, and general repairs in the city of San Antonio, TX. We also serve the communities of San Marcos County in Texas.