Mold can grow anywhere in your home, especially in areas that lack ventilation and have excess moisture. These areas often include basements, crawlspaces, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and entryways. While some mold is easy to spot, other types can linger undetected for months or years. Untreated mold in your home can lead to a variety of health conditions, which is why it’s important to have a mold inspection performed regularly. Here are some of those health symptoms from prolonged exposure. When you’re ready, call AccuSpect Inspections for a complete mold inspection of your home.

3 Health Conditions Related to Mold

1. Mold Allergies

Some people are sensitive to mold or can develop allergies after prolonged exposure to mold in their homes. Some symptoms can seem like seasonal allergies, but then last well past pollen and dander season. If you suspect you have a mold allergy, you might experience some of the following symptoms:

  • Skin irritations
  • Headaches
  • Coughing, sneezing & wheezing
  • Chest and nasal congestion
  • Watery, itchy eyes

2. Respiratory Conditions

In some severe cases, relatively healthy individuals can develop various respiratory conditions such as chronic lung infections, shortness of breath, or even asthma. Many of these conditions progress with time, leaving individuals unaware that they live with a mold infestation in their home. However, it might be a sign that you have mold if your house smells musty or damp in a certain area or room. If you develop a respiratory condition because of mold, make sure you stay clear of that room and have the mold eradicated from your home as soon as possible. 

3. Chronic Conditions

Breathing mold is especially dangerous for those that have pre-existing conditions such as COPD. Furthermore, certain types of mold can produce mycotoxins, a dangerous toxin that can be absorbed by the skin. Once absorbed, this toxin can travel anywhere in the body and lead to various chronic health conditions, such as pulmonary fibrosis, cancers, pulmonary bleeding, and liver and kidney conditions.

Call the Mold Experts

If you see or smell mold in your home, it’s time to call for an inspection from the team at AccuSpect. Our entire team is trained to identify hiding spots and the types of mold spores in your home. We take both air samples and swab tests to determine the level of mold in your home so we can best determine how to get rid of it. We also provide complete pre-listing or home-buying inspections. When you need an expertly trained technician near Detroit, MI, contact us at (734) 467-7328.