By Sam LaRose
Has your nose been itching or runny as of recently? Have you experienced watery eyes? Can’t shake that nonstop tickle in your throat?
It may be tempting to blame these symptoms on seasonal allergies, but allergenic symptoms may be caused by mold in your house, car or apartment.
Learn how our Bio-One team can help identify and remediate mold in your home.
Allergenic Mold Reactions
There are three main types of mold, but Allergenic mold is more commonly found (the others being Pathogenic mold and Toxigenic mold.) Everyone comes into contact with allergenic mold spores. While unlikely to cause serious illness, these spores can get into the nose, causing similar symptoms to other common airborne allergens, such as:
- Runny nose
- Dry skin
Allergenic mold spores can also enter the lungs, triggering an asthmatic episode.
How Do You Know if You Have a Mold Problem?
Large mold infestations in homes and vehicles can usually be seen or smelled. Most mold growth is black, green, or gray; however, it can appear in a variety of other colors.
Read more information about mold testing in our blog post Mold Testing and Mold Remediation Services - What to Know.
Where to Look for Mold
Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. When mold spores drop on places where there is excessive moisture they will grow. Moisture may come from something as simple as an open window, to leaking pipes or roofs. In western North Carolina, we often find mold growing in crawl spaces, attics or utility closets.
If you are experiencing allergenic symptoms and/or notice a mold or mildew-like smell, our Bio-One team can provide a free estimate to identify impacted areas, determine moisture sources and provide a remediation proposal. Contact our team today.