All molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds require moisture to form and thrive. Molds live naturally in homes and offices and can be found growing anywhere there are damp surfaces present. Left uncontrolled, molds can quickly multiply and grow to dangerous levels that can adversely affect the respiratory system.
Mildew is a mold fungus that also grows under high humidity and in moist areas – attics, basements, windows, electrical outlets, etc.
Some health problems caused by mold can be temporary, while others may be long term or even permanent. Molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold.
If you have had a water or plumbing leak and are concerned that dangerous levels of mold may be present where you live or work, call us today.
If you need a home mold inspection, Affordable Environmental, Inc. is the mold removal company that you can trust to handle all your mold and mildew problems at your home or business. With commercial mold removal services conveniently located in your neighborhood, including black mold removal and toxic mold removal, you can count on your mold problems being taken care of when you call Affordable Environmental, Inc.