The previous blog discussed the origins of mold. To summarize, mold is a fungus that is nearly impossible to eradicate completely.

Fine then. Give me a fierce shrug. Make it fierce. Good. Now, ask me.

“Okay Orange Restoration blogger, if I can’t get rid of mold completely, what effect does it have on my health? Why all the panic about mold if it’s everywhere?”

Good question!

Since we are around mold every day and it’s impossible to completely eradicate it, we need to be aware of its effects and be proactive about eliminating it.

If you or someone in your house has asthma, mold can be a real problem. Exposure to mold can exacerbate symptoms for asthma sufferers who tend to be more sensitive to the effects of mold. Mold itself isn’t the problem; however, it produces substances that potentially carry health risks. Some people may experience fever, shortness of breath, eye irritation, rashes, and stuffy nose. If you are experiencing any or all of those symptoms it could be useful to check your home for mold.

Reactions to mold are individual. Some people have allergic reactions to mold and some people don’t. Now, that doesn’t mean you should allow it to proliferate in your house. Although you are always exposed to mold, there is a difference between a small exposure to it and a large exposure. While a small amount might not do anything to you, a large amount can set off an allergic response. And honestly, what is a small amount to one person can be a lot to someone else. So it’s really important to destroy all of it growing in your home.

One of the best ways to prevent mold from growing is to keep the moisture levels in your home between 40 -60%. Also, checking your home for mold or having an expert check your home will keep you and your family safe.

Don’t be shy. Give us a call. We are here to help you. And no worries if we can’t find any mold, we’d rather find nothing than have you potentially suffer a negative response from finding any hidden within your home.

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