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Mold Health Effects

Health Effects of Toxic Molds

Mold cleaning can be difficult to perform but mold is not safe to live with. Although mold affects individuals differently and to different degrees, the following are some of the most common adverse health effects:

  • Respiratory problems—wheezing, difficulty in breathing
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Eyes-burning, watery, reddened, blurry vision, light sensitivity
  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Sore throat
  • Nose and throat irritation
  • Shortness of breath and lung disease
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Skin irritation
  • Central nervous system problems (constant headaches, loss of memory, and mood changes)
  • Aches and pains
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Diarrhea
  • Immune suppression

Children and the elderly are most susceptible to the adverse affects of mold because their immune system is weaker and they are less resistant to the chemical effects of the mycotoxins. People who are undergoing medical treatments or who have a suppressed immune system react very negatively to the presence of mold. The are so many species, each with different health risks so it can be difficult to diagnose an issue by just knowing the symptoms alone.

If you are having these symptoms and they persists, it is always advisable to see a doctor. If you have visible mold growth in your home call ServiceMaster Fire & Water Restoration immediately. We have Maine State certified personnel who will provide estimates, oftentimes for free. We will develop a plan with you and your insurance company to remove the mold, purify the air and ensure than the mold does not establish itself again.

ServiceMaster Maine Mold Cleaning and Mold Remediation

Main Office (207) 539-4452

Toll Free (800) 244-7630

If you are curious about growth in your home or business the easiest way to start the process is by taking several photos. At least one of those should be from the other side of the room and another as close as possible to it while still maintaining focus. Call our main number and then email those photos to one of the program managers. You may need an industrial hygienist for testing before mold cleaning can start.

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