We encounter mold spores all around us, both inside and
outside of the home. Many are harmless, but black mold can be toxic when
inhaled or ingested.
Black mold, can cause a wide variety of health symptoms and can invade your home in a very short period. If toxic black mold is found within your home, having it remedied right away is crucial to the health of you and your home.
The Health Effects Of Black Mold
Breathing in or ingesting the spores associated with black mold can cause symptoms that range from mild to severe. The most common health problems that come from black mold exposure are breathing difficulties like coughing, sneezing, or even asthma.
Other health problems that may arise include:
- Irritation of the nose and throat
- Generalized rash or eczema
- Nose bleeds
- Coughing up blood
While exposure to toxic black mold
may not directly cause death, long term exposure can lead to irreversible
damage to the organs, a weak immune system, and even brain damage- all of which
can ultimately lead to death.
How Black Mold Makes Your Home Sick
Not only can exposure to black mold make you and your family members sick, it can also make your home sick. Once black mold has entered your home, it can invade it very quickly. It can get into your air ducts and be circulated throughout the entire house, leaving spores wherever it lands.
Black mold also creates a very unpleasant, musty odor within the home. Although you may not recognize it because you are constantly exposed to it, visitors to your home may immediately smell the musty odor and alert you to it.
Removing Black Mold
Since exposure to toxic black mold can cause a wide range of mild to severe health problems, remediation should always be performed by a qualified professional. Professionals will ensure that the proper equipment is used and the correct environment is created to eliminate the possibility of the black mold spreading to other areas of the home.
Once black mold is removed, creating a plan to keep it from recurring is of utmost importance to you and your family’s health. Black mold thrives in moist environments, so keeping your home as dry as possible is the best way to keep it from invading your home.
Priority Restoration can identify your home’s black mold problem and offers mold removal in NJ.