Two words: mold spores. If they get into your air ducts your home can not only become a nightmare for anyone with a respiratory problem, but it can also cause serious illness. If mold spores are in your basement, laundry room, bathrooms, or if moisture gets trapped in your ducts during a period of high humidity or a minor flood, the spores can get into your air circulator system. ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip can help resolve this problem in two ways: with comprehensive duct and HVAC cleaning, and with mold detection, removal, and remediation for your home in DeKalb, Sycamore, and elsewhere in DeKalb County.
Why are mold spores so bad? There are two main reasons: allergies and irritation. Doctors at Mayo Clinic say that inhaled mold spores can spark a cascading immune response resulting in inflammation beginning in the nasal cavities, extending to the throat, lungs, and related biological systems. The swelling of tissues can hinder or block breathing. They can also sensitize a person to future exposure to mold, as well as trigger a response in a person who already has an allergy.
Mold allergies are frequently mentioned as an indoor health issue, but there is a second risk that can be just as bad, especially for infants and for the elderly. When the spores reach the absorbent and sensitive areas in the respiratory system, they can cause acute irritation, leading to infections and toxic reactions. What can initially appear as an allergy can lead to serious illness once the infection has compromised the body’s defenses. Common illnesses from mold exposure include pneumonia, mold-induced asthma, fungal-caused sinusitis, and something called bronchopulmonary aspergillosis, which is a special lung reaction in those with asthma or cystic fibrosis.
There are more medical symptoms, but enough is enough. ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip is your best solution for mold removal and mold damage repair. We’re also experts at duct and HVAC cleaning, removing everything in the ducts, from your furnace or air conditioner, to all the vent openings in your home. For mold eradication in Sycamore, DeKalb and DeKalb County, call ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip today.