Have you noticed your allergies acting up more when you’re at home than outside? This can be contributed to a lot of different things but one thing to consider is that mold could be growing in your home. Common allergic reactions to mold include sneezing, sore eyes and a runny nose or nasal congestion. The symptoms of mold allergy vary depending on how long you have been exposed to certain molds. There a many different types of mold, some that you can see and some that you cannot. Sometimes you can smell a moldy smell in your house that will clue you in that you may have mold but sometimes you won’t smell anything at all. Don’t ignore the odor if it’s there, even if you can’t see anything. A professional mold inspection can find things that you wouldn’t have normally looked for.

If you’ve had any kind of water leak or long term moisture problem in your house, you’re more likely to have a mold issue. It’s common knowledge that mold likes to grow in damp places so it’s safe to assume if something like this were to happen in your household, that mold would be inevitably invited to grow in the damp spots. Also if leaking sinks or broken pipes will create a source for mold to grow even after a repair has been made. If you see a lot of condensation in your home on your windows or glass, it’s a sign you have a large amount of moisture. If you see rusting pipes, this is also another sign of moisture or condensation. Mold will grow where the condensation builds up over time. Moisture in your home is usually caused by a high level of humidity. Purchasing a dehumidifier will potentially stop any mold from growing back once it’s been cleaned out.

Serious health conditions could develop in your exposed to mold long enough and is often misdiagnosed. Your house could be potentially poisoning you with toxic mold. It’s best to see a professional for a mold test to ensure accuracy. If you fear you have a mold allergy, go see an allergist for a proper diagnosis. If you are living in a home that tests positive for toxic mold, it needs to be taken care of immediately. If the homes a rental, the landlord has a responsibility to provide some kind of assistance while fixing the mold issue. Mold can turn into a serious issue if it goes on long enough!