How Mold from Untreated Water Damage Can Make You Sick

Mold can be a huge problem—even in Arizona that is known for its arid climate. However, monsoonal weather and other conditions have made homes in Arizona susceptible to mold. Mold spores fly throughout the air, searching for a suitable place to grow. Regular cleaning, HVAC maintenance and adequate air ventilation can help prevent mold, but there are times you will need professional help because mold is especially troublesome to get rid of. Consider the ways mold can make you and your family severely ill.

Mold on Walls, Mold Damage on Ceiling

Allergies

Mold affects the body like other types of allergies because your body can’t distinguish between this type of foreign body and others, like viruses or bacteria. You may suffer from these symptoms if mold is present in your home: sneezing, itchy or watery eyes, coughing, stuffy nose, sinus infection or dry skin. It’s important to note that mold can grow in hidden places, like behind the walls. You could be suffering from mold without knowing that you have mold in your home. That’s why it’s better to get your home tested for it and take other precautionary measures.

Asthma

Asthma, itself, is a reaction to allergens, which includes mold. This can be dangerous, depending upon the degree of asthma you or a family member has. However, people who haven’t been diagnosed with asthma in the past can suddenly suffer from attacks. If you suffer from wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath and chest tightness, you could have asthma. If you have mold in your home, you could suffer and asthma attack at any moment.

Sinus Infections

Recurrent allergic reactions can create sinusitis. As air is blocked off to certain areas of the sinuses, bacteria can and will thrive. However, having fungus in the sinuses can create allergic fungal sinusitis. If you have a sinus infection out of the blue, it could be from mold.

People don’t think allergies are a big deal, but the truth is that while the body is fighting off mold spores, it is weaker and more susceptible to other types of sicknesses. People with mold in their homes often suffer from ill-like symptoms, viruses and bacteria throughout the year from a weakened immune system. Other reactions, such as rashes, can also occur when mold is present. It’s important to maintain the home to avoid mold, but you should seek the help of a mold remediation company to thoroughly get rid of the mold in your home.

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