MOLD HEALTH EFFECTS
Health Effects of Toxic Molds
Although mold affects individuals differently and to different degrees, the following are some of the most common
adverse health effects.
- RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS—WHEEZING, DIFFICULTY IN BREATHING
- IMMUNE SUPPRESSION
- NASAL AND SINUS CONGESTION
- IMMUNE SUPPRESSION
- WATERY, REDDENED, BLURRY VISION, LIGHT SENSITIVITY
- DRY, HACKING COUGH
- SORE THROAT
- SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND LUNG DISEASE
- SKIN IRRITATION
- CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM PROBLEMS (CONSTANT HEADACHES, LOSS OF MEMORY, AND MOOD CHANGES)
- CHRONIC FATIGUE
- ACHES AND PAINS
Children and the elderly are most susceptible to the adverse effects of mold because their immune system is weaker and they are less resistant to the chemical effects of the myotoxins. People who are undergoing medical treatments or who have a suppressed immune system react very negatively to the presence of mold. They’re so many species, each with different health risks so it can be difficult to diagnose an issue by just knowing the symptoms alone.
If you are having these symptoms and they persists, it is always advisable to see a doctor. If you have visible mold growth in your home call Magic Carpet Cleaning & Restoration immediately. We will create a plan with you and your insurance company to remove the mold, purify the air and ensure than the mold does not establish itself again.
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Until Help Arrives
If possible, stay out of any affected areas, and don't touch or disturb the mold.
Mold Damage Emergency Tips
What to do until help arrives
In as little as 48 hours, mold can quickly become a problem in your home or business when there’s a water intrusion, like a roof leak or leaking water line. Mold can cause health effects and can also cause significant damage to your property. Magic Carpet Cleaning & Restoration has the training, certifications and specialized equipment necessary to handle your mold problem.
If you have a mold problem in your home or business, you need to know the following:
Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
Mold may present a greater risk to children, elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.
What should I Do:
Stay out of affected areas.
Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
Contact Magic Carpet Cleaning & Restoration for mold mitigation services at 207-767-1359.
What Not to Do:
Do NOT touch or disturb the mold.
Don’t spray or apply bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.
Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
Mold Mitigation Services
If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, Call Magic Carpet! We have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation in an OSHA compliant way!
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Portland, Gorham, Westbrook, South Portland, Scarborough, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Windham, Cape Elizabeth, and the Sebago Lakes Region.