Health Effects of Mold
The average American spends 90% of his or her time indoors. For this reason, we are especially vulnerable to the effects of toxic mold. This fungus grows in damp, poorly-ventilated environments and can cause a range of health issues, from minor complaints such as headaches and dizziness to major issues such as respiratory infections and even certain forms of cancer. The EPA recommends that any indoor mold growth be immediately assessed and dealt with.
However, there are a number of steps that can be taken to prevent mold growth in the first place. Services such as water extraction, carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, and air duct cleaning can help to reduce the possibility of this toxic fungus appearing in your home or work. Contact the Austin air duct cleaning specialists at WOW Total Cleaning today at 512-291-0048 to discuss what you can do to prevent mold growth.
Who Is At Risk
While mold has the potential to cause health issues for anyone, the people most at risk for serious illness are:
- Infants and young children with still-developing immune systems
- Elderly people
- Those with a pre-existing respiratory disorder
- People with immune-system depleting disorders (e.g., cancer, AIDS)
For these people, the effects of any exposure to mold can be devastating. Therefore, if you or someone in your household fits into one of these groups, you should look to prevent mold growth as diligently as you can.
If you want help preventing mold growth, contact the Austin tile and grout cleaning experts of WOW Total Cleaning at 512-291-0048 to find out how we can help you.