Are you or your family experiencing any unexplained allergic reactions or respiratory illnesses? Are the symptoms more pronounced when you are at home? Perhaps you may have some uncontrolled mold in your home. Some homeowners are unaware that mold exposure is one of the primary cause of allergies and other respiratory ailments. There had been studies that linked the following diseases to molds: Allergies, Asthma, Brain Fog, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Sinusitis and Rhinosinusitis, Fibromyalgia, Headaches and Migraines, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Sick Building Syndrome. So where can you find molds? Usually molds reproduction and growth is accelerated where there are wet or damp areas such as basements and bathrooms. That is why especially in older homes, you should get your HVAC ducts, plumbing and window sills inspected to make sure there no visible signs of molds. Molds are usually dark or black spots growing on wood or any matter that can decay or corrode. If you suspect mold growing in your home, you should first fix the water problem and keep your moisture level controlled. Remove, renovate or repair affected areas if needed. You can get a mold test analysis using mold test kit available from Immunolytics. As a maintenance practice, if you know molds can grow in your house, it will be ideal to invest in a hygrometer which indicated moisture level in the air, also good is to invest in a dehumidifier to dry up moisture in the air.
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