Mold contamination can seriously affect your health. It can be difficult to eradicate mold, but we’re mold removal experts at Lotus Restoration Services. Call us today for a free evaluation in the greater Scottsdale, AZ area.

Is Mold a Health Hazard?

Molds produce mycotoxins. Contaminated homes may have large amounts of free-floating mycotoxins, and they have been linked to incidences of food poisoning and respiratory tract infection. They also get into everything.

Mold is a type of fungus, and the medical treatment of fungal infections can be difficult. It isn’t bacteria, so antibiotics often don’t work. Doctors typically boost a patient’s immune system to wipe out mold infections, but elderly people or those with compromised immune systems may not be able to fight off mycotoxins.

There are quite a few different types of dangerous mold found in homes. Mold can grow almost anywhere in a home. Here are the names and colors of some common types of mold that pose significant health risks:

  • Aspergillus – Green
  • Penicillium – White
  • Alternaria – Greyish Green
  • Bipolaris – Hues of Brown
  • Ulocladium – Black
  • Aureobasidium – Pink, Brown, or Black

Common Bodily Responses to Mold

When a house is contaminated, the people inside are affected directly. Some types of mold, such as stachybotrys chartarum, also called “black mold,” can cause people to get very sick. The following symptoms may indicate the presence of mold in a home:

  • Red Eyes and Runny Noses
  • Weak Coughs
  • Rashes on the Skin
  • Sore Throats
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Sinus Problems and Pressure

These symptoms are common to many illnesses, but they linger in the presence of mold. It’s a persistent sickness. Some people spend months or years sick with mold poisoning before they do anything about it.

Don’t Let Mold Ruin Your Home and Your Health

It’s important to get mold removed as soon as possible. Nobody should have to live with mold contamination, and your home should be free of pollutants and unsightly mold outbreaks. Pick up the phone and give Lotus Restoration Services a call today for a free evaluation.