Mold growth leads to serious health problems if left untreated. That’s just one of the reasons it’s crucial to treat mold as soon as you know it’s growing. As a good rule of thumb, if you’ve recently had a flood, you’ll want to contact a water damage restoration and mold remediation company to treat the flooded area. At Ram Restoration, we can handle both of those projects. We understand the important of treating both as soon as they happen. We also understand that not treating them can lead to certain illnesses. Below, we’ll discuss mold sickness symptoms and those who have an increased risk at getting sick from mold.
Increased Allergy Symptoms
Many people have mold sensitivities already. It’s one of the more common allergies across the country. However, for people who know they’re allergic to mold, they may experience an increase their in allergy symptoms. Pay attention to your symptoms. If you notice an increase in allergy symptoms and it’s a weird time for you to have allergies, it may be a sign mold is present in your environment.
Asthma already hinders people’s breathing in some situations. When something like mold exists in an environment, it makes it harder people to breathe. For people with asthma, it’s worse. Many times, people with asthma will know if mold is present in an area because they experience an increase in their symptoms. In fact, if someone develops asthma, being around mold may be one of the reasons they developed asthma in the first place.
Coughing and Wheezing
Another sign of mold sickness includes coughing and wheezing. As mentioned above with asthma, mold makes it difficult for some people to breathe, especially if they’re part of a vulnerable population. But, if you’ve never had breathing problems before and suddenly have problems without a specific reason, you might want to get a mold test done for the environments around you.
Young Children and Older Adults
Two age groups particularly vulnerable to mold sickness symptoms included infants and young children and older adults. Because their immune systems may not work at full potential, they may experience mold symptoms differently than older children, teens, young adults, and middle aged adults.
Those With Weakened Immune Systems
It’s not just infants and older people who are sensitive to mold. For those who have weakened immune systems from other sicknesses, like cancer or HIV, they have an increased risk of mold sensitivity. Because their immune systems are weaker, they’ll have a harder time removing the spores from their body.
Mold sickness symptoms are something you must pay attention to. Of course, the sooner you treat any mold growth in your home, the less likely someone in your family might get sick from mold. At Ram Restoration, we are Dayton, Ohio’s local mold remediation and water damage restoration company. We know that every minute counts, so we have a fast response time for the local area. If you’re in need of a mold remediation or water damage restoration company, contact Ram Restoration now.