In our houses or commercial properties there is a danger that is so often overlooked. If they are ignored, the consequences not only affect your finances, but can also cause a lot of serious health problems for you and your family. This danger is MOLD!
Below are some common symptoms of exposure to mold:
It is important to immediately consult with a medical professional if you have been exposed to mold.
Common Health Symptoms of Mold: What is the approach if I have house mold symptoms?
When suffering any of the symptoms related to mold exposure, like the ones listed above, it may not be as simple as cleaning it yourself. Mold is not just an inconvenience; mold can also cause serious health issues, especially to certain individuals. It is important to have the home or business checked for potential mold issues to understand if there is an issue present. We recommend hiring a Certified Mold Assessor. In Florida, Mold Assessors MUST be licensed by the state agency.
How to get rid of musty basement smells? Where is the musty smell in the basement and bathroom coming from?
The musty smell observed in basements and other damp areas like bathrooms, are most commonly attributed to mold growth. Molds give off an odor called a Microbial Volatile Organic Compound. They also release secondary metabolites called Mycotoxins, which is essentially the molds defense mechanism to fight off other molds. Symptoms from exposure to mold and microbial odors are consistent with watery eyes, sinus issues, rashes, headaches, etc. Individuals with immune compromised disorders and asthma can be particularly susceptible to the effects of mold.