If you are considering purchasing a home, you may want to consider scheduling a mold inspection. The benefits of investing in this service far outweigh the negative side effects of living in a house filled with mold. This nasty fungus can exacerbate certain medical conditions and also cause sinus problems, respiratory issues, and skin rashes. Infants, the elderly, and those with pre-existing conditions are especially susceptible to mold’s harmful effects. Pro Tech Home & Property Inspections, Inc. provides mold testing to homes and commercial properties in northern Georgia and the surrounding areas. We will gladly help you avoid all of the mold-induced medical conditions listed below.
1. Skin Rashes
One of the least intrusive symptoms of mold exposure is skin rashes. Although it’s not necessarily a serious side effect, it can begin as an irritating condition and develop into something much worse.
2. Respiratory Issues
Those with asthma or other related issues are especially prone to the miserable side effects of mold. Prolonged exposure to this irritant can even lead to the development of asthma if not taken care of promptly. Contact with mold can also cause shortness of breath and even wheezing. Any time your respiratory system is affected, you should take a serious look at what’s causing the problem.
3. Sinus Problems
Along with the respiratory system, your sinuses are also susceptible to mold-induced effects. Living in a home with unpleasant mildew hidden throughout can lead to a chronic stuffy nose and constant red or itchy eyes.
4. Flu-like Symptoms
Homeowners with a weakened immune system, such as those being treated for cancer or those taking medication that weakens their immune system, can be extremely sensitive to exposure to a mold problem. Not only can it complicate their current condition, but it can also cause flu-like symptoms such as fever and headache.
Don’t risk living with a mold problem in your new home. Contact the professionals at Pro Tech by calling (770) 277-5655 for any questions regarding our mold testing services. You can also conveniently schedule a mold inspection online today.