What is Mold and Why is It a Health Concern?
Mold is actually a small type of fungi which grows in multicellular structures known as hyphae. The most common type of mold is black mold, though it can also come in a variety of different colours. A mold problem can spring up quickly because all mold needs to grow and proliferate is oxygen, moisture, and a source of food. Being neither plant nor animal, mold reproduces by releasing small spores into the air. These spores, unfortunately, are tiny enough to make their way deep into the lungs when inhaled, which is why mold remediation in Edmonton is so important.
The Detrimental Health Effects of Mold
One of the most common detrimental health effects of exposure to mold is an allergic response. People who have been exposed to mold may begin to exhibit symptoms such as nasal congestion, sneezing, runny nose, throat problems, itchy eyes, frequent coughing, and difficulty breathing. Mold also produces a toxic by-product known as mycotoxins, which can contribute to the development of lung inflammation, lung diseases, upper respiratory infections, and flu-like symptoms. Some people will also experience skin rashes, headaches, and agitation.
Though not a common occurrence, it is possible for mold to infect parts of the body such as the skin, eyes, throat, lungs, and mucous membrane. Mold infections are more likely to occur in people who already have a weakened immune system.
Signs That You Should Get a Mold Inspection
If you're concerned that mold has infiltrated your home or business, then here are some signs that it's time to call Edmonton black mold removal specialists to perform an inspection:
- Visible mold growth on the walls, floors, and ceilings, around pipes and windows, or inside bathroom and kitchen cupboards.
- A pungent, musty odour which seems to permeate throughout large areas of your home or building.
- Water stains that don't ever seem to dry up.
- Signs of water damage such as rusted metal objects or warped wood materials.
- Residents or employees displaying the health symptoms discussed above.
Professional Mold Remediation in Alberta
If you have reason to suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, then don't risk the health and safety of your family or employees. The Edmonton, Alberta mold remediation experts at Advanced Remediation Solutions can inspect your property and make sure that all of the mold is removed. Our HEPA filtered air moving equipment will safely contain the mold while our experienced team thoroughly cleans the affected area. For black mold removal in the Edmonton area, you can request an estimate from Advanced Remediation Solutions today.