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Mold Allergies and What to Look For

MacFawn Fire & Flood Restoration - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Mold allergies can be illusive and leave one with the impression that they are coming down with a common cold. Symptoms like: sneezing, coughing, runny nose, hives, headaches, itching/ watery eyes, rashes and wheezing are among just a few of the symptoms one might experience if they are exposed to mold growth.

Screen Shot 2015-08-17 at 12.24.23 PMTo know with certainty what is causing symptoms such as these, without proper testing is impossible. However, if there are signs of mold visibly inhabiting your home, it is likely just the tip of the iceberg (so to speak) and there is usually more lurking. An experienced Mold Remediation professional can help! Typically an Industrial Hygenist will first assess the areas that are suspect to mold growth. An Industrial Hygenist is a scientist and/or engineer committed to protecting the health and safety of people in a workplace or community. These professionals take air samples and samples from surfaces throughout the space and externally so as to have a baseline comparison for the samples taken inside. Ideally, the air samples from inside will be lower than those taken from the outside environment. Since mold is ubiquitous to our environments, it is safe to say that some mold is ok. If however, the Industrial Hygenist finds that after evaluation, there is mold growing in levels much higher than standard acceptable values, they will coordinate with the Mold Remediation provider to draw up a remediation plan to bring those levels back down to a healthy level.

High levels of mold in the home can lead to very serious health outcomes. It is always good to keep a watchful eye on each room in your home, and if you do see visible mold growth, have your home tested. MacFawn Fire and Flood Restoration is a full service provider and can help you to coordinate all that must be carried out to safely remediate your home(s) and business(es). call today for a consultation 1-877-MACFAWN.