Signs That You Might Have Been Exposed to Mold

February 24, 2019

One of the scariest things about mold is that most people are unaware of it. You might be able to see common mold appearing in moist areas throughout your home, but oftentimes the most dangerous mold is found out of sight within the walls, where it can cause serious damage before you even have any idea it exists.

Because mold is often so difficult to find and treat, you should consider seeking out mold remediation in Erie County if you have any concerns that your home might be harboring any dangerous mold. One thing to consider is your own health. If you notice any of the following symptoms or signs, make sure to call an expert as soon as possible:

  • Respiratory problems: One of the most common side effects of mold is that it causes allergies and asthma. You might experience a stuffy nose, irritation in the throat, coughing, wheezing or eye irritation. Others end up having more asthma symptoms like shortness of breath, or more upper respiratory tract infections. Though these seem like fairly banal side effects, they are consistently annoying for many people who suffer from them. Also, people with weaker immune systems or underlying lung conditions can have even more serious resulting lung infections if they stay in moldy areas.
  • Digestive problems: Some people suffer from diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain or a general change in appetite when faced with mold infestations.
  • Physical issues: Another category of side effects relates to the body overall. People with mold-related illness might have a feeling of numbness and tingling, general fatigue and weakness, or unexplained muscle cramps, nerve pain or joint pain. These are not generally associated with mold, but could be the signs of a serious issue.
  • Other oddities: Some of the remaining side effects are hard to categorize. You might have excessive thirst or increased urination, or a metallic taste in your mouth. You could also deal with things like tremors and vertigo, or have night sweats and problems with temperature regulation. Perhaps the most disturbing signs you’ve been exposed to mold are things like memory problems, frequent headaches, issues with focusing or brain fog.

If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor right away—but you should also look into mold remediation in Erie County. Treating the physical condition would be important, but if you don’t stop the mold, it could keep returning. Since 1994, Ahold of Mold Environmental has protected people from dangerous molds in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding communities with its top-quality techniques based on the latest professional knowledge.

Ahold of Mold Environmental can assess your mold situation and design the best remediation plan with our core staff of environmental hygienists, drainage contractors, remediation contractors and indoor air quality experts. No matter how extensive the job may be, our team will ensure your home will be safe from mold—and all with friendly and professional customer service. Call today to schedule an appointment or to find out more about our services!

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