Mold is a dangerous substance that can invade your home. It likes to take up residence in bathrooms, kitchens, and other moist environments. It is important to watch carefully for signs of a mold infestation to prevent dangerous symptoms in members of your household. Here’s a quick look at why mold is so dangerous for everyone.
The top types of mold found in a bathroom are toxic to both people and pets. They can cause allergic reactions, sore throat, watery eyes, and nausea among other symptoms. The worst offender is stachybotrys atra, otherwise known as black mold. In addition to severe allergic reactions it can also cause internal bleeding and other diseases.
It Can Affect Your Mental Health
Studies have shown an increase in depression from those living in homes with mold contamination. It can mess with your mind, causing you to feel depressed, anxious, despaired and tired.
Can Lead to Lifelong Health Problems
The effects of mold are a lifelong problem, especially in small children. Mild symptoms of mold poisoning get worse over time, leading to more serious health problems. Asthma and respiratory conditions are most common, but it can also cause infections in the sinuses, skin and lungs.
Poisonous to Pets
Your pets can’t tell you they are experiencing symptoms. It is up to you to watch them closely. Unfortunately by the time symptoms are present, it is often too late. If you see your pet suffering from signs of mold exposure such as wheezing, coughing, respiratory distress, vomiting or bleeding from the mucous membranes, take them to a veterinarian immediately. A vet can provide IV medications to stop the spread of the symptoms and the allergic reaction. Timing is everything, and the sooner you get them there the better.
Two of the biggest culprits are leaks and poor ventilation in your home. If you are experiencing a mold infestation, it is time to call in the professionals to deal with it the right way. Our professional team will pinpoint the source and provide the appropriate fix for your home. Give Mr. Rooter Sacramento a call today to get started and protect your family.