How Does Mold Affect Your Health?
Mold is a catch-all term which refers to any type of small, multicellular fungi that grows in filament structures known as hyphae. All mold needs in order to grow is oxygen, food, and moisture. Though central Alberta has a fairly dry climate, many home and business owners require mold removal in Edmonton and the surrounding area due to indoor dampness and poor ventilation.
At Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc., we provide mold removal throughout Alberta for clients who want to protect themselves against the negative health effects of mold exposure.
Symptoms of Mold Exposure
Molds release irritants and allergens into the air which can trigger a variety of symptoms in different individuals depending on the level of exposure and on the individual's overall health. Coming into contact with mold spores can result in symptoms such as:
• Upper respiratory system irritation
• Red eyes and eye irritation
• Coughing, sneezing, and wheezing
• Chest tightness
• Phlegm buildup
• Nasal congestion and runny nose
• Shortness of breath
• Skin rash
• Asthma attacks
If you or someone who know is experiencing these symptoms, then it is important to find out whether they are triggered by a medical condition or by the presence of mold. If mold is discovered to be the culprit, then only expert mold removal in Alberta will be able to put a stop to the symptoms.
Who is at Risk?
Just about anyone who is exposed to mold for an extended period of time is at risk for developing the symptoms described above, which is why professional mold removal in Edmonton is so important. Otherwise healthy individuals will typically show symptoms of upper respiratory tract irritation, such as a cough and a runny nose. Symptoms can grow worse if the mold problem is not addressed. Asthma sufferers, people with severe mold allergies, children, and the elderly are also more likely to experience more severe reactions to mold exposure.
While negative health effects of mold are typically caused by the body's allergic response, mold can cause lung infections as well. People with existing lung conditions or people who have compromised immune systems due to illness or to certain medications are at greater risk of developing a serious lung infection from mold exposure. These individuals are also more likely to exhibit a greater severity of other typical symptoms.
Expert Mold Removal in Edmonton and Throughout Alberta
Don't let mold grow and thrive in your home or business. If you know or suspect that you might have mold on your property, then you can trust the experts at Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc. to provide safe mold removal in Edmonton and the surrounding area. For the health and safety of everyone who lives or works on the property, mold removal should only be handled by a trained and qualified professional.
If you would like a free estimate on mold removal in Alberta for your home or commercial property, then start by contacting Advanced Remediation Solutions Inc. today.