4 Harmful Side Effects of Prolonged Mold Exposure

If you are considering purchasing a home, you may want to consider scheduling a mold inspection. The benefits of investing in this service far outweigh the negative side effects of living in a house filled with mold. This nasty fungus can exacerbate certain medical conditions and also cause sinus problems, respiratory issues, and skin rashes. Infants, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions are especially susceptible to mold’s harmful effects. Pro Tech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. provides mold testing to homes and commercial properties in northern Georgia and the surrounding areas. We will gladly help you avoid all of the mold-induced medical conditions listed below.

Harmful Effects of Mold

1. Skin Rashes

One of the least intrusive symptoms of mold exposure is skin rashes. Although it’s not necessarily a serious side effect, it can begin as an irritating condition and develop into something much worse.

2. Respiratory Issues

Those with asthma or other related issues are especially prone to the miserable side effects of mold. Prolonged exposure to this irritant can even lead to the development of asthma if not taken care of promptly. Contact with mold can also cause shortness of breath and even wheezing. Any time your respiratory system is affected, you should take a serious look at what’s causing the problem.

3. Sinus Problems

Along with the respiratory system, your sinuses are also susceptible to mold-induced effects. Living in a home with unpleasant mildew hidden throughout can lead to a chronic stuffy nose and constant red or itchy eyes.

4. Flu-like Symptoms

Homeowners with a weakened immune system, such as those being treated for cancer or those taking medication that weakens their immune system, can be extremely sensitive to exposure to a mold problem. Not only can it complicate their current condition, but it can also cause flu-like symptoms such as fever and headache.

Don’t risk living with a mold problem in your new home. Contact the professionals at Pro Tech by calling (770) 277-5655 for any questions regarding our mold testing services. You can also conveniently schedule a mold inspection online today.

About Phil Leblanc

Phil is the founder of ProTech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. and has shifted from doing 500 plus yearly inspections to implementing systems designed to consistently improve the quality service that has made ProTech one of the top building inspection companies in metro Atlanta. Phil’s connection to the building and real estate industries dates back to his early involvement with his family’s real estate and development company in New England.

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