What Happens If You Live in a Mold Infested House?

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Mold is one of those things that many households experience, but few realize how much of an impact it can have. The truth is it can have a devastating effect in more ways than one. Today, we’re going to go through precisely what happens if you live in a mold-infested house.

Mold – The Silent Danger

As any mold remediation service will tell you, what we call ‘black mold’ can be very dangerous. Some you can see, others you can touch, and many can make you feel irritated – or worse. Mold grows wherever there are moisture and humidity, and over time it can grow to such an extent – hidden behind a fridge, for example – that it can even cause serious, adverse health conditions.

Mold Toxins

Toxins can potentially affect your body’s central nervous system and your immune system. When this occurs, your body is effectively compromised, which can even impact your brain. And the reality is that without mold testing on a regular basis, you may never even know you are suffering from exposure until it starts to impact you in many different ways.

Who Gets Affected?

The truth is that anyone can be affected by black mold, but there are some that are more at risk than others. These include:

  • Babies
  • Toddlers
  • The elderly
  • People with asthmatic conditions

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Be sure to call mold removal services if you have young children – the dangers are extreme. So much so that the mold can make their small, underdeveloped bodies react abnormally and create problems with growth development.

Mood and Memory

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If your household is experiencing memory issues or considerable mood swings, it’s worth going through a mold testing process. There are links between mold and depression, and mold also has been found to damage the nose and the front of the brain, where memory – and the sense of smell – is processed.

Fixing the Problem

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The good news is that mold is easily dealt with by professionals, such as mold inspectors and mold removal services. There are a few things involved with this process that, include:

If you are experiencing mold problems in your home or are even worried that you might have something lurking unseen, it’s imperative – for the health of you and your family – that you try and resolve this problem.

If you need help removing mold, testing for mold, or just want to benefit from the experienced eye of a professional mold inspector, don’t hesitate to get in touch with GreenWorks Environmental. Our friendly team is on hand to help you with your mold problem, clean up your mold issues, and ensure your home is as healthy and safe as possible.

Please don’t wait – as we discussed earlier in this post, black mold is a silent danger. To ensure your family’s health, you can contact us here at GreenWorks Environmental either by phone or via the contact page on this website.

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Victor Coppola

Victor Coppola is a Building Biologist with decades of diverse environmental experience spanning natural resource management and contaminated sites to Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and building hygiene matters. He focuses on the three most prevalent issues degrading today's built environment: Moisture Odor & Mold (M.O.M.). Mr. Coppola and his Team are sought out by individuals and professionals concerned about IAQ to those actually suffering from Biotoxin Illness. His hybrid blend of environmental interests and services enable him to give a unique perspective into today's changing environment. Think your home is killing you, better call Victor and his Team at GreenWorks.
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