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Mold growth in apartment sparks concerns from mother of 2 children

“A mother said her two young children are getting sick from mold in their Arlington apartment.

The woman told News4Jax that she has been dealing with water pouring from a bathroom ceiling and mold growing on walls, children’s toys, furniture and in a bedroom closet while living at Oakwood Villa Apartments. She said the conditions in her first-floor apartment are worse when the weather is humid and rainy.

“The smell gets stronger. You can actually smell the mold in my kids’ room. And the leaking, definitely when it rains, the whole front room will be wet. When it leaks, it’s bad,” said the woman, who News4Jax has chosen not to identify because she and her family were recently victims of gun violence and the shooter has yet to be captured.

The woman also said her children have recently developed respiratory problems that required trips to their doctor.

“My biggest fear is my kids having long-term health issues,” she said.”

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Indeed, long-term health issues from mold exposure should be a major concern. Studies have shown that such exposure can lead to memory loss, anxiety, hair loss, stomach pains and cramps, and more. Infants who are exposed have a great possibility of developing asthma. Persons with allergies and other conditions may notice that the symptoms from those ailments worsen as well.

The team at Bauer Restoration offers expert mold remediation service. We deal with containment so that unaffected areas of your home remain that way. Call us at 507-333-9838 or visit our mold remediation page for more information.