3 Negative Health Effects That May Be Seen From Mold Exposure

Mold can be more than an annoyance in your home; it could also be harming your health. If you have mold growing in your home, it is crucial to locate it and eliminate it before the mold can cause any long-term health problems for you and your loved ones.

At Rightway Waterproofing Co., the leading mold remediation company in Bucks County, we have over 30 years of experience getting rid of mold from homes in the area. We want you to be aware of the consequences that mold can have on your health. Some of the most common health concerns whose symptoms can be attributed to mold include:

 

  • Mold sensitivity. Just like how those with allergies are more sensitive to the effects of things like pet dander or pollen, you may live with someone who is especially sensitive to mold. Chest congestion, a constantly runny nose, skin irritation and watery eyes are all common signs that you or someone who you love has an allergy or sensitivity to the mold levels in your home.

 

  • Respiratory conditions. Mold has been known to cause problems in the upper respiratory tract, especially in those with a compromised or weak immune system. Coughing, wheezing and labored breathing, especially in young children and the elderly, may be a sign that mold exposure has cause an infection of the throat or upper lungs.

 

  • Mold-related infections. In addition to causing respiratory conditions in otherwise healthy individuals, mold exposure can cause even more severe infections in those with respiratory issues, especially Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD). Mold exposure to those suffering from COPD can cause potentially life-threatening infections of the lungs, so homeowners living with someone who has been diagnosed with COPD need to be extremely proactive against mold growth.

 

Protecting against mold means making your home inhospitable to its growth. This means turning your basement (the most common zone for mold to flourish) into a dry and light area that will not allow mold spores to take root.

Give our experts at Rightway Waterproofing Co. a call today to learn more about how you can better protect your home and family against mold with our remediation and basement waterproofing services in Bucks County.