One of the most dreaded things you can find in your home or office building is black mold. Black mold, and mold in general, causes many different health hazards to you, your family, and your employees. Black mold occurs when certain types of materials get wet, whether on accident or on purpose. However, the water exposure to be something continuous in order for mold to grow. Effects of black mold exposure changes from person to person, but every time it happens, it’s serious. Below, we’ll go over some of the black mold exposure effects on your family.
What is Black Mold
Black mold is a specific type of mold that grows in places with high amounts of moisture. Black mold is typically dark black in color, while other types of mold vary in color. However, the color of the mold in your home or office doesn’t matter. If you have mold, you need it removed as soon as you find it in order to reduce potential health risks.
Where Black Mold Grows
As we’ve stated, black mold grows wherever there’s excess moisture. Black mold will also grow if it’s in a humid area. Some of those areas include bathrooms, showers, toilets, kitchens, and basements. Many of those areas may be high-traffic areas in your home or office, so check them frequently to make sure there’s no mold growth. If your home has a humidifier, increase the amount of times you check areas for mold growth.
Increased Allergies and Irritation
One of the more common symptoms of black mold exposure includes increased allergies and irritation. Many people have mold allergies in America. If you have an allergy attack, it’s a sign something may be off in your home or office. As for irritation, if you notice skin rashes and can’t explain them, you may have been exposed to mold at some point.
Increased Risk of Infections
If you have a healthy immune system, you don’t need to worry about an increased risk of infections from mold exposure. However, for those who have autoimmune disorders, they may experience different kind infections resulting when from mold exposure.
People Most At-Risk
Overall, mold exposure affects people differently. Infants, children, those with allergies and asthma, and those with weakened immune systems are those most prone to black mold exposure. Because of that, it’s important that if you suspect you have a mold problem, you get an expert out to see if you have a mold problem. At Ram Restoration, we work with you to get rid of mold and keep as many of your possession safe as possible.
As soon as you spot black mold, you need to act fast. The slower you respond to the mold, the more likely your family will get sick. At Ram Restoration, we understand the need for a quick response time. That’s why we aim for a 30 minute response time. If you’ve discovered black mold in your home or office, call us now to start the remediation and restoration process.