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Household Mold Symptoms and Tips to Avoid Mold

Posted on 7:58 pm by IRCS

As we’ve previously discussed, detecting mold in our home is something that we all fear.  While mold is present in many places in our daily lives, there are certain molds that can be very dangerous to our health.  Whether you think you may have mold in your home; or you’ve confirmed the presence of mold have called a professional, always remember…..SAFETY FIRST!

In some cases, particularly if you or your family suffers from allergies or asthma, mold can cause a variety of serious health concerns.  Some common symptoms to be are aware of are irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, lungs, and skin.  If these symptoms are present, it is recommended that you see a healthcare professional immediately.

Some tips for helping prevent mold in your home include, but are not limited to:  using an air conditioner or dehumidifier if you live in humid climates, making sure you cover any dirt in your crawlspace with plastic, make sure the ground around your home slopes away from it, properly maintain your HVAC system and ventilation ducts, fix leaks properly and immediately, make sure your gutters are working properly, ensure your attic is properly vented, and use exhaust fans whenever possible.

Taking preventative measures to avoid mold is a very important part of maintaining your home.  If you suspect mold is present, or find that you or your family suffer from mold-related symptoms, contact your healthcare professional and an accredited mold specialist immediately.

If you have questions about mold in your home, contact the experts at Indiana Restoration & Cleaning Services, Inc. today!  We are here 24/7 at 317-776-9942 or online at www.indianarestoration.com.

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