Can mold spread through air? When you think of mold, you probably imagine black, fuzzy mildewy growth covering a wall in an attic or under the sink. Many people understand that mold may pose a health risk. Few know that you don’t need to see mold to have a mold problem.
That’s because what you see is only a symptom of a more serious issue. What may affect your health isn’t on the wall – it is in the air. Mold spores, mycotoxins, & other mold byproducts float in the air you breathe. So can mold spread through air? Unequivocally, yes! That is your mold problem, and your only clue might be symptoms that feel like allergies and asthma.
Mold Can Spread Through Air, Which is How It Affects Your Health
Allergies may seem like no big deal in the short term. However, if you remain exposed to mold for too long, you may begin to experience more serious medical conditions. As I’ve discussed in previous blogs, many studies indicate that long-term exposure to mold like S. chartarum – commonly known as black mold – may lead to more serious medical conditions. Some diseases associated with black mold include, but are not limited to:
- Autoimmune diseases
- Pulmonary hemorrhage
- Respiratory infections
- Reye’s syndrome (swelling of the brain & liver)
- Hepatocellular carcinoma (cancer found in liver cells)
Even if we imagine that you never develop a more serious medical problem, we at Pure Maintenance believe you deserve better than to suffer allergies and asthma symptoms in your home!
One way we stand out among conventional mold removal specialists is our ability to reduce the total mold load throughout your space. Even if the mold isn’t visible to you, we can bring it down to levels that frequently surpass even the “fresh air” environment outside. We also offer robust air purification systems that ensure those levels remain low around the clock!
You wouldn’t drink dirty water. Why should the air you breathe be any different? If you think you may be suffering from symptoms of mold sickness, even if you don’t see any mold, don’t wait! Call your local mold remediation pro and ask how they can reduce the total mold load in your home. If you’re in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo, you’re already in the right place. Give us a call today!