Although mold is a crucial aspect of the ecosystem, no one wants an infestation in their Bakersfield home. While mold isn’t quite”toxic” to humans, it can trigger common allergy symptoms and respiratory problems in infants, the elderly, and those who suffer from respiratory ailments. For these people, mold may cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions. Immune-compromised people and people with chronic lung illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may get serious infections in their lungs when they are exposed to mold.
Pets can also be sensitive to mold. Signs of an allergy in animals might include excessive scratching, chewing, or licking, which sometimes progresses to the point of fur loss and the development of sores. Mold ingestion by your pets can even lead to gastric symptoms such as decreased appetite, vomiting, and stool changes.
Because mold can cause physical ailments and uncomfortable living environments, it is important to understand what actions to take when you suspect mold contamination in your home.
If you suspect mold contamination or have found mold spores in your home, it is important to contact mold remediation specialists who can assess the extent of the damage and perform professional mold cleanup services. Mold removal can be a tricky process because mold can easily spread to other areas of your property if it is not handled the right way. Mold remediation specialists have extensive training and industry-grade equipment and technology to help them identify the source of the mold and remove it safely and effectively. Without the equipment and knowledge of a professional mold cleanup company, your Bakersfield home will continue to be at risk of mold damage.
Mold isn’t just a health concern for people and animals, it also damages the structural integrity of homes. While it does take mold quite a while to reach the point of decay, without attention, the damage will become that extensive. You can save yourself from expensive repairs and a difficult remediation process by contacting the professionals at Alert Disaster in Bakersfield for a professional mold evaluation today.
Alert Disaster has created a definitive mold solution that will protect your home in three easy steps:
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