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Black <strong>mold</strong> Symptoms That Might Surprise You” width=”170″ height=”170″ /></a><strong>Black Mold</strong> can form in any home especially those with <span style=water damage and many people have had an experience with it. If you don’t have it in your household, then consider yourself fortunate. Like any mold, it is a fungus that grows in a clump, commonly in a wet area and it will eventually start to spread and take over. You can find a patch of it on a plumbing pipe, in the corner, in your basement or even around a window. Black mold might not look harmful, but the truth is that there are several health risks connected with it.  The following is some of the black mold health issues you should know about.

Mold Remediation

The most important concern is that, if you have it, you need to take steps to get rid of it right away and you must do it properly. Make no mistake, it has to be removed because the spores can spread throughout the air which can cause health issues when you breathe it in. Elderly people and infants are more prone to getting various problems from it – however, other members of the family can also have problems.

Mold Symptoms

There are various ways that this mold can infect an individual. Touching it with your bare hands can cause the spores to be eaten or inhaled. Dislodging the spores can cause it to spread in your home.

Exposure to black mold can cause respiratry difficulties.  It can also worsen health issues like asthma and bronchitis. The problems that can occur are dependant on the individual and how much they have been exposed.

A common problem triggered by black mold would be headache, nausea, skin rash and respiratory irritation. You could also suffer a runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing and throat irritation after being exposed.

Anyone who is sickly are at increased risk of having new health troubles due to being exposed to black mold. If any of these symptoms occur to any member of your home, you should carefully check over your home. Begin with those areas which are not well-ventilated, like your basement and attic.

Black mold removal can be done yourself if it isn’t that bad of a problem.  You can remove it effectively by using bleach and water and also by using white vinegar. Don’t try to scrape it, wet it with the solutions and wipe off. Also, putting in a dehumidifer and air purifier can help reduce mold spores.

However, if you want or need a professional to remove your mold call us at Acme water damage in Scottsdale Arizona (480) 948 1998.

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