How Mold Can Affect Your Health
Unbeknown to most, if you live in an arid climate, you actually could be more at risk to exposure of a stubborn kind of mold that commonly grows in dessert like, dry regions.
Although mold is a common problem that doesn’t particularly alarm us, the truth is that it can make us severely ill and it can even be deadly. Symptom alerts, otherwise unexplained, range from recurring sinus infections, muscle and joint pains, headaches, anxiety and depression, memory loss, visual disturbances, compromised immune system, fatigue, GI issues and shortness of breath. Many undiagnosed ailments can be the result of chronic exposure to mold. Sadly health professionals are not always cognizant of the impact mold has on our physical well-being and may not consider mold exposure as the cause the above mentioned patient complaints. We have to be alert to this possibility and be our own health advocates!
Fungi grows by releasing spores the same way other plants spread seeds. These airborne microscopic spores are not visible to the naked eye; 20 million spores are equivalent to the size of a postage stamp! They can be found almost anywhere and are kept alive by digesting the surface they are inhabiting. There really is no way to rid your home completely of mold but the key to curbing growth is controlling moisture. Just remember the most common indoor places for mold to grow are damp areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, in the sink and under appliances, where the roof leaks, around windows and in the basements.
If you see signs of mold growing in the bathroom around the shower or bathtub, contact SERVPRO FRAMINGHAM or SERVPRO NEWTON/WELLESLEY. We are trained mold damage specialists who will come in and quickly return your home or business back to a safe and healthy environment. We have the specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs that include an Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist, a Water Damage Restoration Technician, and an Applied Structural Drying Technician.
When you are dealing with this serious issue you want the most highly skilled specialists in the field and that is SERVPRO.