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Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure


Mold and mildew thrive in wet or moist conditions. Places in your home such as the basement, crawlspace and attic provide the perfect environment for mold to flourish. If nothing is done to address mold at its formation, it will create serious health risks for anyone exposed.

Mold allergies are the most common effects of mold on sensitive people. Both the mold itself and spores used to spread it may lead to allergic reactions. The symptoms of an allergic reaction to mold include:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy eyes, nose and throat
  • Irritation of the eyes
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Cough and postnasal drip
  • Wheezing
  • Rashes or skin irritation
  • Loss of smell or taste

Furthermore, mold and mildew has been known to cause asthma attacks to those who suffer from asthma. The signs and symptoms of a mold-induced asthma attack include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Wheezing
  • Coughing

Lastly, people exposed to mold can also show symptoms of an irritant reaction:

  • Headache
  • Skin irritation
  • Eye irritation
  • Cough
  • Hoarseness
  • Runny nose

If it is not clear already, you can easily be affected by mold even if you’re not allergic. Far more serious health problems can result from mold exposure, such as skin infections, flu-like diseases and pneumonia. In the worst cases, mold exposure can severely affect people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease.

It’s very difficult to predict how severe the health risks associated with mold in a home can be. In addition, the degree of severity of the potential health problems differs from person to person. The length of the exposure to mold and the type of mold are also important factors in determining the health risks.

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If you are experiencing any of these signs, please to do not hesitate. Let Basement Solutions apply our professional experience and rid of mold for good!

Give us a call today at 610-495-9111 for a FREE INSPECTION. For more detailed information on services, please visit www.basements911.com today.