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10 Signs Your Chronic Allergies or Respiratory Problems Could Be Mold Related

Monday, February 4th, 2013 by Bill Cowley

It’s that time of year when many of us are suffering from colds, sinus infections, and even indoor allergies.  If you or someone you love is suffering from chronic respiratory issues and you don’t see or smell mold, consider having your house tested.  According to the Mayo Clinic, 93% of chronic sinus infections have been attributed to mold.  If someone in your home is suffering from chronic respiratory problems consider the potential that it could be mold-related.  

The following are ten signs that you should have your home tested for mold if you don’t see or smell mold:

  1. Someone in the home suffers from symptoms like wheezing, stuffy or runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, and rash or hives frequently occurs or persists throughout much of the year. 
  2. When someone in the home continues to suffer hay fever symptoms when seasons change, an allergy to mold spores should be considered to be the source.
  3. Someone in your home suffers from asthma. 
  4. Symptoms worsen in the winter when you are spending more time indoors.  During this time you have Child's asthma may be allergies.more exposure to the air from your crawlspace or basement which is being drawn up through your heating system.
  5. There is visible presence that mold is growing in a high moisture area of the home. 
  6. An area of your home has a “musty or moldy” smell and you suspect that there may be hidden mold growth due to the presence of excess moisture, water damage, or leaks. 
  7. The relative humidity in your home is often above 60%. 
  8. Someone in the house suffers from skin irritation or even a severe case of dermatosis.
  9. Your home shows signs of excessive moisture which provides a perfect breeding ground for mold-like bowed floors, peeling paint, or peeling drywall tape, or water-stained ceilings or walls from a leak.
  10. Your gutters are blocked and not properly maintained allowing water to pool and possibly leak into the attic through the roof or near the foundation. 

If you suspect someone in your home may be suffering from the effects of mold or you can see or smell mold, contact us for a free water intrusion inspection. If you can’t see or smell mold, but suspect you may have mold, consider mold testing. We offer a completely different mold treatment process that can get you back in your house in about 4 hours, much safer and faster than typical mold remediation “contractor and demolition”

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