Do You Have Mold Allergies?

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Do You Have Mold Allergies?

Hazards of Mold Allergies

Mold is all around us and it can be hard to avoid. Mold allergies are a common issue that impacts millions of people throughout the world. Approximately 25 percent of people with allergies are allergic to mold, per the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). People of all ages are susceptible to mold allergies and other health issues due to mold. Symptoms can range from minor to severe. Some of the most common symptoms or signs of mold allergies are:
  • Trouble breathing
  • Chest tightness
  • Sinus Congestion
  • Runny nose
  •  Sneezing
  • Irritated eyes
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Sore or Itchy throat
  • Hives
  • Worsening Asthma
Be Proactive When it Comes to Mold!

To prevent mold growth from occurring in your home, you can have a professional come out to evaluate the moisture levels in your home and check areas of potential mold growth. In addition, you can have your basement waterproofed to prevent future issues that may lead to mold growth.

Before purchasing a new home or renting, you should have the property inspected and tested for mold. It is better to err on the side of caution when it comes to exposing you or your loved ones to harmful mold spores. The good news is that indoor mold allergies can be prevented and resolved. Once the mold is removed properly and the moisture problem is rectified and you continue to display signs of mold allergies, be sure to contact a medical professional. If you are concerned about a potential mold issue in your home, please call Comprehensive Mold Management at 585-235-6182.