When your home is water damaged you probably think mainly about the possibility of mold becoming a problem, but there are actually quite a few other things that you need to be aware of, which can also affect your health if you don’t get things taken care of as soon as possible. Molds can cause toxicity in humans and animals, but so can many other things that love to grow in warm and wet environments.
Fungus is what mold is, but mold specifically refers to the multiple layers and roots that develop when fungus grows out of control. But there are also several other types of organisms that can adversely affect your health.
Bacteria also love to grow in the humid, damp and warm environment that is South Florida. They are single celled organisms that live in your home and can cause you lots of problems. Like mold, regular cleaning can keep them at bay, but if you let things get out of control you will need the professionals to come in and take care of things. Of these bacteria, some, are actinomycetes, and some are mycobacteria. Some bacteria can shed what are known as endotoxins, which produce undesirable symptoms for people, mainly inflammatory symptoms such as exacerbating asthma and other respiratory problems.
The problem with these endotoxins is that they are actually synergistic with mycotoxins, the toxins released from some molds. That means that when you have a mold problem with some bacteria, both toxins will work together to make you feel absolutely miserable. This is why it’s really important to call a professional like us here at iMold if you think you have a mold problem. We give free consultations to see if you need our services and pride ourselves on quick, honest service.
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