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Mold Hazard

Mold Health Hazards

Excess moisture and lack of ventilation in the home can harbor toxins, allergens and also promote the growth of mold and mildew. Failure to deal with a moisture issue in your home can lead to structural damage, ruin appliances and other home goods, and make your family sick. In extreme cases, black mold poisoning can be fatal.

Studies Show Indoor Air Harmful to Your Health

Symptoms of Black Mold Poisoning

Black mold spores can become airborne and a person exposed to black mold may experience flu-like symptoms, which might include:

  • Burning or sensitivity of the eyes
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Fatigue
  • Headache and fever
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Skin irritations
  • Shortness of breath

Symptoms of Black Mold Poisoning

At the first sign of a mold (musty smell, water leaks, condensation, or visible growth), contact a basement waterproofing specialist for an in-house consultation. If black mold is detected, we recommend a qualified mold removal specialist who can deal with the issue promptly and appropriately.

Addressing Mold Issues

Hiring a professional basement waterproofing contractor to repair a foundation crack or a full-blown leak is only the first step in combatting the problem—a total solution includes first eliminating the source of moisture and then cleaning the mold, which should be handled by a mold remediation specialist.