Mold Growth Could Be Triggering Your Allergies

Spring is a beautiful season, but for many it means the reawakening of allergies and day-to-day discomfort. People often conclude that pollen and other plant-based allergens are causing a reaction, but mold growthinside of your home could actually be the culprit. It’s important to know the symptoms of mold allergies, and what you can do to keep them at bay.

Symptoms of a Mold Allergy

The symptoms of an allergic reaction to mold are very similar to seasonal allergies. Expect a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, and a skin reaction. These reactions are heightened in those who manage a respiratory or immunodeficiency disorder. For anyone, though, reactions will progress with long-term exposure. Continual exposure to black mold (the worst variety) will lead to a condition called toxic black mold poisoning. The dangers to your health are real, which is why it’s important to know the keys signs of mold growth in your home.

Signs of Mold Growth in Your Home

As temperatures warm up and we experience increased humidity in Myrtle Beach, mold growth is a possibility. That’s why it’s important to pay attention around your home. Is moisture a common occurrence in a specific area of your home, like around air vents or near an appliance? Are there multi-colored spots on the wall? Mold can easily be mistaken for dirt, but if you look closer, mold patches are generally raised and textured. The surefire sign, however, is a damp, musty odor that’s easily recognizable. Any of these signs are concerning and warrant an immediate mold inspection.

Ways to Prevent Mold Growth

Mold can grow in any home, old or new, and even the most diligent homeowner can deal with an infestation. But, there are ways to help prevent mold growth in your property, starting with the management of your internal humidity level. In South Carolina, we have a high humidity level outside that should not carry into your home. Aim to keep your home’s humidity below 45 percent. If this is difficult, a dehumidifier can help control it. Keep air circulating throughout your home, and keep rooms like bathrooms properly ventilated.

Call Restoration 1 of Horry County If You Discover Mold Growth

If allergies bother you this spring, don’t rule out mold growth in your property. Call your local team of mold remediation experts at Restoration 1 of Horry County to schedule an inspection todayat 843-279-2662! No one should live with mold and uncomfortable allergies.

About The Author

Jake Gervin is the president of Restoration 1 of Horry County. Jake and his team of professionals are all certified by the IICRC and have years of experience in home and commercial restoration.