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Tuesday 22 January 2019

3 Ways that Mold Can Harm Your Health

Posted by at 3:00 PM

We all know what mold is. If you've ever had standing water in your shower, you've seen it and cleaned it up yourself. Mold that can easily be wiped away from excess water isn't usually a cause for concern. However, mold that has grown from a floor or from humidity should be. If left untreated, it can cause health concerns that can lead to hospitalization and even death. Here are three common health problems that should make you think about mold removal.

Aggravated Allergies or Asthma

If you have worsening allergies or asthma, it may not be from dust or pollen. In times of high humidity, mold can grow without your knowledge and lead to aggravated symptoms. Check your showers, your basement, and your pipes for mold growth. Mold removal services should be called to make sure all the mold is taken care of properly. They can even find the mold that's hiding between walls or underneath your house. You should also see your doctor for any worsening symptoms.


Mold can also lead to headaches. Since headaches happen for a wide variety of reasons, you should keep track of how many you have and note their severity. This is especially true if you live in an older home or have any water damage. Mold tends to hide so by the time you see it, it's probably grown a lot. Call a professional cleaning service right away for mold removal and cleaning your home to treat your headaches. You should also seek treatment from a doctor to check for any lingering damage.

Dizzy Spells

Dizzy spells can be cause for concern. If you have dizzy spells, you should see your doctor for treatment. Your dizzy spells may not be from vertigo or any illness – other than mold contamination.

The best thing to do when you see mold is to have it removed right away. The longer you breathe mold in, the more serious your symptoms will become. If you live in an old house or have recently had a flood but you don't see any mold, you should still have someone come out to search for any that could be hiding that you wouldn't normally see.

Mold infestation is a very serious issue. If you see any mold or have symptoms that have you concerned, call a restoration company right away for mold removal services. At ANR Restoration, we realize the high risk that comes with mold, and can remove mold safely to give your family peace of mind. Call us today at (812) 220-0671 and get help now.