Mold that is growing unnoticed in your home can cause a multitude of health issues. These health problems can range from a minor skin rash to a major neurological disorder. If you find you or your family are experiencing these issues, TEK Inspections highly recommends you schedule mold testing for your Reno home.

Mold May Be Causing These 5 Health Symptoms

1. Chronic Sinus Issues

A consistently irritated or stuffy nose can be the result of mold in your home, especially if you’re not experiencing any other symptoms related to a sinus infection. If you wish to rule out mold as the cause, you can ask your doctor to perform a fungal sinusitis test. This test will reveal if there is mold in your mucous membranes.

2. Mold-Induced Asthma

For those with asthma, airborne mold spores can cause a flare-up or even an asthma attack, sending you to the doctor’s office or the emergency room. If your asthma is hard to control or manage, and you find yourself experiencing breathing problems like wheezing and shortness of breath, you may want to schedule a mold inspection to rule out this fungus as the source of the problem.

3. Nausea & Vomiting

Prolonged exposure to black mold can cause nausea and vomiting. The immune system becomes easily overwhelmed with toxins from black mold. If you have a known allergy to mold, stomach illness can arise quickly if you remain in a black mold environment for too long.

4. Skin Infections & Rashes

Exposure to particular types of mold can cause skin rashes and infections when mold spores enter the body through open wounds, or by being inhaled. These rashes and infections can range from mild to moderate, and may or may not itch, depending on the severity of the rash. 

5. Sore Throat & Watery Eyes

A scratchy sore throat and watery eyes can result from mold spores floating around your home. Mold spores irritate mucous membranes in the throat, leaving behind a painful and tender windpipe. If you also have watery eyes for no apparent reason, this could be due to a mold allergy. Mold spores cause histamine levels to rise, which then lead to itchy, watery eyes.

Reliable Mold Testing Services

If you think mold may be lurking in your Reno area home, then you need to schedule a mold inspection today. Contact us by calling (775) 746-4990. Our team provides several other inspection services, including commercial inspections, home inspections, radon testing, and infrared inspections.

Source: Hayward, Jeff. “Health Symptoms of Prolonged Mold Exposure.” Web article. Active Beat. System1 LLC. 29 Oct. 2021. Web. 08 Nov. 2021.