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How basement mold may affect your health and well-being

“The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) outlines the most common types of basement mold, several of which can cause illness. This includes alternaria – a fast-growing brown-black mold that can cause serious infections – and stachybotrys chartarum – which is often referred to as toxic black mold and thrives on damp building materials such as wood and wallpaper. Somewhat rarer is aspergillus, a type of mold that can be highly damaging to people with weakened immune systems or lung problems, such as asthma.

According to the American Lung Foundation, anyone – whether or not they are allergy suffers – can experience eye, skin, nose, throat and lung irritation when exposed to airborne mold particles and symptoms can include:

  • Worsening of asthma
  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Rhinitis”

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When it comes to the health and safety of you or your family, it is important that you handle any potential hazards quickly. This includes the dangerous molds listed above. Long-term exposure to mold may lead to even more serious health complications as well. It’s just not worth the risk to allow mold to grow even in places that you might not frequent often.

The team at Bauer Restoration works with certified hygienists to determine what mold is present in an affected area. If you need mold remediation service don’t delay! Call us at 507-333-9838 to schedule service as soon as possible.