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Mold Facts

Having mold in your home or office can have negative effects on your health, especially if you have any pre-existing condition such as allergies or asthma. Below are some mold facts which will help determine mold symptoms, risks & prevention to better protect your health.

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Who's at Risk?
Who's at Risk?
Who's most at risk to the effects of mold? Click to learn more.
Mold Symptoms
Mold Symptoms
Are you showing symptoms? Have you inhaled or come in contact with mold?
How To Prevent Mold
How To Prevent Mold
Mold prevention is very important to any home or business.

How do I know if I have a mold problem?

Musty odor
Persistent moisture
Fur or spots on walls
What is mold?

A mold is a fungus, which breaks down matter in the environment.

What is mold?

Harmful Effects of Mold

Exposure to mold could cause serious health problems, respiratory issues and irreversible damage, especially those with pre-existing conditions.

Respiratory Issues
Congestion, wheezing, coughing, throat irritation, difficulty breathing.
Mold Symptoms
Eye irritation, rashes, chronic fatigue, persistent headaches, mucus buildup.

Who's at Risk?

The following are at a higher risk for severe health issues when inhaling or coming in contact with mold:
Young children & Infants
Elderly
People with allergies or asthma
Compromised immune systems
People with chronic lung disease

Mold Symptoms

Symptoms for exposure to mold can vary but these are the most common ones:
Nasal & Sinus Congestion
Red, Itchy, Watery eyes
Labored Breathing
Irritated Throat
Skin Irritation or Rashes
Constant Headaches

How to Prevent Mold

Here are a few of the key methods to help prevent mold in your home or office:
Keep Areas Dry
Employ use of Exhaust Fans
Wash Bathroom with Mold Killers
Keep eye out for Leaks
Detection of Musty Odors