The Dangers of Mold

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Living or working in mold-infested areas is dangerous. While there are varying levels of harm mold can inflict, the reality is sharing space with mold is risky. It is important to understand why mold is dangerous, how exposure can affect you, and warning signs of mold growth in your home or business.

Mold contains toxins called mycotoxins, which can be very harmful to one’s body. Mycotoxins can suppress one’s immune system while reproducing toxins causing further harm. This is why it is important to locate and remove mold early in its development.

Exposure to mycotoxins is associated with many health risks that should be taken seriously. Health risks linked to mold exposure include respiratory and mental illnesses. Symptoms of these illnesses range from coughing to depression. Exposure can also worsen pre-existing health conditions.

While you may not experience any symptoms when you first notice mold growth, prolonged exposure can increase your chances of developing health problems. The longer you wait to take action, the more extreme symptoms can become. This is why it is important to be proactive about removing mold immediately.

How do I know if I have mold in my home?

If you are experiencing the following warning signs, contact a specialist:
  • Feeling healthier when you are away from the building
  • Detecting a musty odor
  • Observing discoloration of walls or ceilings

Cleantec has a team of licensed professionals ready to help with your homes and/or business mold problem 24/7. To schedule an appointment, call us at (315) 463-5353. Sign-up for our newsletter to receive helpful information and tips on how to protect your property from fire, water and mold damage.
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