Recently, we were following up on a waterproofing job we completed in West Chester, Pa. The home owner has extremely happy with the job and even happier over the fact that we alerted him to the reason why his allergies and sinus problems were existing. He had no idea that he had mold in his basement and once this mold was airborne, this was affecting his health.

Mold and Your Health

Exposure to mold may cause a variety of health issues. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies may have more severe reactions:

• Lung Infections
• Upper Respiratory Tract Symptoms
• Asthma
• Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Mold and Your Home

Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold in the air outside can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and be carried indoors.

Mold will grow in places with a lot of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery. If you have mold, we here at Waterproofing One can remediate it quickly. Give us a call at 800-508-4144.