Can Mold Cause Health Problems?

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Can Mold Cause Health Problems?

Mold is usually not a problem indoors. This is unless spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. They produce allergens (substances that can cause allergic reactions), irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching this toxic substance or the spores may cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Allergic responses include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash (dermatitis).

Allergic reactions are common. They can be immediate or delayed. This toxic substance can cause asthma attacks. Therefore, it can be a serious health risk for people with asthma who are allergic. In addition, exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both allergic and non-allergic people. Research and health effects are ongoing.

This [guidance] provides a brief overview. It does not describe all potential health effects related to exposure. The licensed remediation professionals at NWA Restore It in Centerton, AR can provide more detailed information.

In conclusion, specialized expertise matters not only in removing it itself but also in preventing its return when dealing with mold damage. If the root of the problem, such as water damage, is not addressed, it’s only a matter of time until it returns. NWA Restore It is Northwest Arkansas’ remediation specialist, and we are proud to say that we are certified in mold remediation and the treatment of mold-damaged structures.

 

Source: https://www.epa.gov/mold/brief-guide-mold-moisture-and-your-home

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All of our professionals follow preventative safety measures

  • We stay at least 6 feet away from clients and others in clients’ homes, including pets, when possible.
  • We use an appropriate mask for the task.
  • We regularly wash our hands or use hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
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Per CDC Guidelines:
  • Ask the service provider to wear a mask.
  • You and other household members should wear masks.
  • Stay at least 6 feet from the service provider, and limit interactions between the service provider and other household members and pets.
  • After the service is completed, clean and disinfect any surfaces in your home that may have been touched by the service provider.

NWA Restore It Inc. also provides Covid-19 Cleaning & Disinfection Service Needs