Importance of Removing Mold in Your Office Building

Do you have a mold problem in your office building? Unfortunately, mold is not an issue you want to wait out. Mold can come with many dangers and should be taken care of as soon as possible. It can easily make people sick – and lawsuits could be on their way if there is a mold problem that you don’t take care of. 

Allergies and Irritations

Mold can trigger dangerous allergies and irritations when people become exposed to it. This is true for both long-term and short-term exposures. Reactions can include sneezing, itchy eyes, runny nose, skin rashes, or other symptoms. 

Mold can also cause asthma attacks or worsen asthma in those who are not even allergic to it. Irritations can occur in various locations, including the throat, eyes, nose, and lungs. Mold can be hazardous whether it is inhaled or touched.

Infections Caused by Mold

Infections can be caused by inhaling mold spores. This is especially true in immunocompromised individuals. The spores are breathed in and can begin growing in the person’s lungs, a fungal growth called Aspergillus fumigatus. When this growth starts, individuals can experience these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Coughing with blood
  • Chest pain
  • Joint pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headaches

Infections caused by mold can quickly become dangerous and require immediate attention, significantly when immunocompromised. Preventing mold exposure is the best way to protect people from this danger. 

Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Hypersensitivity pneumonitis is a rare but serious lung disease that mimics bacterial pneumonia. It can develop from acute or chronic mold exposure. Permanent damage can occur in your lungs with hypersensitivity pneumonitis. 

Mycotoxins

Mycotoxins are produced by various fungi and can damage lung cells when inhaled. It is good to note that not all molds produce mycotoxins, but removing any mold in your building is worth the effort to prevent dangers. 

Mold Can Indicate Other Problems

If there is mold in your building, another issue is likely worth looking into. The case might be a cracked foundation, leaky plumbing or windows, HVAC concerns, or other problems that lead to increased moisture. Preventing moisture will also help to avoid the presence of mold. 

Get Mold Removal Help

If you have a mold problem in your building, it is ideal to have it removed by a professional. Although it may reoccur if you do not resolve the cause, leaving mold to grow even more can complicate health. Keeping the people inside your office building safe is the right thing to do – and Mold Doctors in Cape Cod and the South Shore is ready and able to help. 

Mold Doctors is an expert in mold removal and can offer knowledge on preventing mold growth on your property. Let us handle the dangerous component – the mold removal – and ensure that mold is not likely to come back. 

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