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"The Invisible Threat: Understanding the Dangers of Mold in Your Home"

One of the most important things a home inspector will check for is the presence of mold. Mold can be dangerous to your health, and it can also be expensive to remove. A home inspector will look for signs of mold growth, such as a musty smell or discoloration on walls or ceilings, and will also check for moisture issues that could lead to mold growth in the future.

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Mold is a type of fungus that can grow in damp or humid environments. It can cause a variety of health problems, including:

  • Allergic reactions: Some people may develop an allergic reaction to mold, with symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash.

  • Asthma: Exposure to mold can worsen asthma symptoms and trigger asthma attacks in people who have asthma.

  • Respiratory infections: Mold can cause respiratory infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia, especially in people with weakened immune systems.

  • Irritation: Prolonged exposure to mold can cause irritation of the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs, resulting in symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, and difficulty breathing.

  • Toxicity: In rare cases, certain types of mold can produce toxins called mycotoxins, which can cause serious health problems if ingested or inhaled.

It's important to note that not all mold is dangerous, some are not toxic but still can cause allergic reactions, and some people may be more sensitive to mold than others. It's also important to note that if you suspect mold in your home, you should contact Fresco Inspections to remove it.


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