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Potential Black Mold Symptoms and Their Health Effects

It is important to educate yourself about black mold symptoms and the potential health effects. This allows you to identify potential exposure to black mold and poisoning from black mold. Mold, especially black mold is a very dangerous and costly issue. There are a variety of health issues that arise from exposure to black mold. If left unchecked then it can turn into black mold poisoning.

 

How Black Mold Grows in Your Home

Commonly, this type of mold arises from incidents in the home such as water and/or fire damage that is not properly cleaned up. This type of mold grows in construction materials in your home such as carpet, drywall, sub-flooring, insulation, and other porous surfaces that absorb and are susceptible to water exposure. As it grows, black mold releases spores. These are released into the air. They are then inhaled by you and/or your family. At best these spores cause a variety of unpleasant physical health symptoms. At worst, these symptoms can cause death and/or pose a serious health hazard.

 

Respiratory Effects

The respiratory system is the most commonly affected body system. Common black mold symptoms include chronic sneezing and coughing, irritation of the throat, nose, and eyes, chronic fatigue, rashes, and persistent headaches.

 

How Black Mold Symptoms Become Dangerous

Black mold symptoms can become dangerous in several ways.The first is prolonged exposure. Many of the surfaces that we mentioned black mold grows on are not initially obvious. This is due to the fact of amateur efforts to clean up the water. Simply putting fans in a room and mopping up the water can dry surfaces that you see.The danger is in the moisture that you don’t see. This is often on the interior of drywall and around the wood framework in walls and floors. The mold grows without you even noticing it. Eventually, you will be able to see it as it moves to the exterior of these areas. By that time, you have already been exposed for some time.

The second way that black mold symptoms become dangerous is when they are combined with an existing health issue. If you have an underlying allergy that is then compounded by the spores. This can cause more severe symptoms such as bleeding in the lungs and nose, vomiting, and nausea.

 

How to Prevent Black Mold Symptoms

Protecting your family from these potentially dangerous black mold symptoms is not that difficult. If you have water damage in your home from things like improper yard drainage that floods part of your home, broken plumbing, over flowing of a bathtub, etc. or fire damage then consult qualified cleanup professionals such as Eradicator’s certified remediation experts. We are able to administer tests that determine the presence of mold and take steps to ensure that it doesn’t become an issue for you. If you think that you might already have black mold then you are not doomed. Eradicator’s mold experts can still test and provide mold remediation services that can remove the mold from your home. Keep in mind, the longer black mold goes unchecked then the more it may affect the inhabitants as well as increase the cost of removing.