The effect of mold on people can vary greatly, but there are some signs that it is negatively affecting your health. These symptoms can include:
- Chronic burning in the throat and nasal passages
- Coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath
- Loss of balance
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Eye irritation
- Hearing loss
- Heightened sensitivity to chemicals and foods
- Irregular heartbeat
- Joint pain and/or muscle pain
- Mood swings
- Muscle weakness
- Reduced color distinction
- Skin Rashes
- Sleep problems
- Slower reaction time
- Vision changes
If you think you have any of these symptoms due to a mold issue in your home, the only way to fix the issue is to remove the irritant from the home using a licensed professional. In this case, you absolutely need a mold inspection to determine if mold growth is an issue in your home.
If your home has recently undergone water damage that wasn’t dried out properly you may be noticing issues in your home consistent with that of mold. If you notice any type of musty smell or growth, try to keep your A/C under 76 degrees as it should help slow the growth while you wait for a licensed assessor to come to your home. As mold thrives in a moist, warm environment. This does not mean you are “killing the mold” as only licensed remediators are able to fully take care of your mold issue. It does mean that you are no longer creating an ideal environment for the mold to grow in.
If you are unsure where the moisture is coming from in your home, then you may have to hire a professional leak detector or talk to your insurance. Some very common moisture sources include A/C units, sinks, ice maker lines, outside water spigots, dishwashers, and dryer vents. Stopping the source of the moisture is the first step to getting your home mold free.
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Do I need a mold inspection? We hope this article was useful and provided the knowledge you need to make a decision. If after assessing your situation and determining you do in fact need the help of trained mold professionals, give us a call at (407) 615-0825. Our inspectors are certified and provide exceptional services in the Central Florida area!