Got Mold? The Dangers of Untreated Mold in Your Home

We all know that signs of mold in the home or work area are potentially dangerous and can lead to costly structural damage. But, how many of us fully understand the potential health outcomes of leaving mold untreated? With even the smallest introduction to water or excess moisture in the air, mold can consume your property, seen or unseen. That is why it’s imperative to consider mold remediation in Boston at the first indications that there may be mold in your home. Here is a look at just a few health risks this unwanted fungus poses to you and your family.

 

  • Throat irritation
  • Nasal congestion
  • Eye irritation
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Skin rashes
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Shortness of breath
  • Respiratory infection
  • Sinusitis
  • Weakened immune system
  • Toxic mold disease. Long-term exposure to mold, especially black mold, even without immediate symptoms, may lead to toxic mold disease. This disease had been associated with the following symptoms:
  • Anxiety
  • Confusion or memory loss
  • Stomach pain
  • Muscle cramping
  • Light sensitivity

 

Although there are thousands of species of mold, many harmless, these unwanted fungi are associated with adverse health effects in humans. Beyond allergies and infections, the risks that mold presents to humans is not worth the game of chance. It’s imperative to address mold, small or large, at the first signs of the fungi.

 

Not only does mold present harmful risks to you and your family, but it does to your home’s integrity as well. Untreated mold can deteriorate drywall, support beams, and create leaks around windows and doorframes.

 

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Managing and controlling mold within your home can be accomplished by following the tips below:

 

  • Invest in a high-quality dehumidifier to keep your indoor humidity below 50 percent.
  • Use an indoor air purifier with HEPA filtration
  • Regularly clean and scrub your venting system
  • Promptly and effectively clean any spills or areas of pooled water
  • Ensure your ventilation system is in proper order. Especially in areas with high moisture like the bathroom.

 

Whether it’s your home or commercial space, if there are signs of mold, then it is time to contact the team at Atlantic Bay Contracting. Our team of experts in mold remediation in Boston will provide you with a complete service from inspection to removal, testing to sanitizing. Don’t wait for mold to show its signs on your health, call us today at (617) 782-4986.