At ITD Restoration, we know any form of mold that shows in your home can be worrisome, and should certainly be remediated by a specialist, but all molds are not created equal. Here, we will discuss some of the different species of mold and what you should know about them.
If you have experienced allergic reactions or have respiratory complications, such as asthma, you’ll want to be especially vigilant for these types of molds. In this case, if you notice a change in your respiratory health, mold may be the cause, as these molds can cause a major inflammatory response in your respiratory system. While approximately 25% of the population is susceptible to such allergic reactions, if handled quickly by a professional like ITD Restoration in West Palm Beach or Deerfield Beach, FL, you can avoid major health complications.
The molds are known for causing infections and disease. Particularly if you have a compromised immune system, these pathogenic molds can be very dangerous. These molds predominantly affect the elderly, people with suppressed immune systems, and infants. As with any mold, these molds should be taken seriously and removed as soon as possible.
Toxic molds produce mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are defined as “secondary metabolites produced by microfungi that are capable of causing disease and death in humans and other animals. Because of their pharmacological activity, some mycotoxins or mycotoxin derivatives have found use as antibiotics, growth promotants, and other kinds of drugs; still others have been implicated as chemical warfare agents.” These molds contain poisonous chemicals that can be a health risk for humans. Unlike other molds, these molds harm human beings inherently and should be taken extra seriously. Negative health effects are not just a side effect of these molds, but the primary effect. Mycotoxins are some of the most lethal substances in the world. The danger does not stop at coming in contact with the mold, as the mycotoxins can be found on the mold spores which can become airborne, so you can come in contact with them by touching the mold with your skin as well as inhalation. You are likely to notice irritation of the skin and long term-illness is possible after exposure. This is why it is key to seek professional help from a company like ITD Restoration when you see mold, so we can be sure to carefully and safely remove these potentially dangerous molds from your home or business.
If you notice the growth of any kind of mold in your home or business, it’s best it as soon as possible. Most people don’t know exactly what type of mold they are dealing with, so removing it before it grows and becomes a larger problem is always a good idea. Protect yourself and others on your property from mold by calling ITD Restoration for mold removal services in West Palm Beach or Deerfield Beach, FL, so we can remove it and make sure your home or business is as safe as possible!
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