Does mold affect my health?

The health effects of mold exposure vary widely between individuals, even those living in close quarters in the same house. Those with compromised immune systems, such as young children, older adults and people taking drugs to suppress cancer or HIV are typically most affected. Sensitivities may develop over time from repeated exposures to mold.

Possible symptoms of mold exposure:
  • Asthma or flu-like symptoms
  • General respiratory complaints
  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Conjunctivitis (pink-eye) and other eye irritations
  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Headaches
  • “Brain fog”
  • Skin rashes and irritations

Is mold testing part of the solution?

If you or someone living in your home is having symptoms that you think may be related to mold exposure, a mold inspection and mold testing could help determine the extent of the mold problem, if any.

Environmental technicians will begin by researching the history of the residence regarding water discharges, leaks, flooding, etc. A thorough visual inspection is performed to detect signs or conditions that may encourage mold growth. A minimum of two air samples are taken, one inside the structure and one outside, for comparison. Other tests may be recommended based on discoveries by the technicians. The samples are obtained using scientifically calibrated equipment and filters. Samples are analyzed by an AIHA accredited microbiological lab. Lab test results are included in our report to you.

If a professional cleanup is required, Mold Testing Services of Oregon, LLC., can provide a list of local companies we have referred in the past.

Clearance testing should be done after the mold remediation is complete to confirm a successful cleanup.

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