Mold is a type of fungus that grows in damp environments. While basements and showers are typically prone to mold growth, it may also develop in your air ducts if moisture enters the system. Long-term exposure to mold can present health problems and risks, including allergies and infections. Today, Superior Air Duct Cleaning looks at the common symptoms of indoor mold exposure and what you can do if you experience these symptoms.
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Symptoms of Indoor Mold Exposure
Some people are allergic to mold, and as a result, they may experience serious symptoms.
Mold allergy signs and symptoms may first include:
- coughing and wheezing
- a stuffy or runny nose
- red eyes
- a sore throat
- skin irritation
- fatigue and weakness
Exposure to mold can still affect you even if you’re allergy-free.
Since fatigue may not be a definitive symptom on its own, you can evaluate this symptom by considering other factors, like stained air vents or water damage in your home or office.
Mold, along with poor air quality, impacts many systems in the body, causing people to display multiple symptoms. Sometimes, extended exposure to mold can lead to more severe symptoms, such as:
- persistent coughing
- muscle aches and cramps
- memory issues or trouble concentrating
- sensitivity to light
If you have asthma, your symptoms may worsen as well, so be extra careful to avoid mold exposure.
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What You Can Do
Call your doctor if you’re experiencing symptoms of mold exposure, and he/she will prescribe any necessary treatment. Mold spores are everywhere, but there are things you can do to help. First, it’s a good idea to have professionals inspect your home or workplace. Next, you can use a dehumidifier in the kitchen or bathroom to decrease the amount of moisture in the air. Wear gloves and a protective mask if you’re removing visible mold yourself. When you’ve cleared away the mold, you can schedule a regular air duct cleaning.
Schedule Air Duct Sanitizing Today
If you’ve noted mold in your home or office recently, Superior Air Duct Cleaning is here to help. After we clean your ducts, we offer a specialized sanitizing and deodorizing service so that your system stays clean and clear. Call 1-800-803-3828 today to schedule air duct sanitizing in western Pennsylvania or eastern Ohio.