Many of our customers have mold allergies and experience negative health consequences due to being exposed to excess levels in an indoor environment. An allergy is a damaging, often uncomfortable immune response to a specific substance. Mold releases mold tiny mold spores into the air that people either inhale or have land on their body. This is perfectly natural as these fungi are all around us and most species are harmless at low levels. It is when colonies are allowed to breed on building materials from issues like water damage that problems start to happen.
While just about everyone has the potential to experience health problems from mold, some people are much more sensitive than others. It is for this reason that all complaints about possible mold problems from friends, family members, or co-workers should be taken seriously. Someone who has a mold allergy is more sensitive and might start experiencing symptoms before you notice anything wrong. It is not uncommon that one person thinks another’s complaints are completely without merit until we go in and find a problem.
Symptoms of mold allergies include, but are not limited to all of the following:
- Dry Eyes
- Itchy Eyes
- Irritated Throat
- Trouble Breathing
- Gastrointestinal Problems
If you suffer from mold allergies, the best way to keep yourself safe from these issues is to be proactive in preventing mold growth. For those that are already experiencing some of the symptoms above, a mold inspection complete with testing can help determine exactly what is happening with your indoor environment. MI&T performs unbiased assessments around the country and can get you on your way to ridding an indoor environment of any mold problems. Give us a call at 855-600-6653 for more information.