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If you chronically have issues at home with nasal stuffiness, wheezing, eye or skin irritation—and don’t have a plausible explanation for it—you may be suffering the effects of hidden mold.

Mold exposure symptoms in adults may include the problems listed above, as well as fever and shortness of breath, with variances in severity based on your individual sensitivity to mold. People with mold allergies may see even worse symptoms, and others with chronic respiratory issues are at risk of developing mold infections in their lungs.

Mold exposure symptoms in children may include the same as those in adults, and certain studies have linked early-childhood mold exposure with the development of asthma.

If you think you may have hidden mold, contact American Restoration Water & Fire for guidance. If you discover mold on a hard surface, it can often be cleaned with various commercial products, or with a bleach-water mixture of 1 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water.

If you choose to use bleach to clean up mold:

  • Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners. Mixing bleach with ammonia or other cleaning products will produce dangerous, toxic fumes.
  • Open windows and doors to provide fresh air.
  • Wear non-porous gloves and protective eye wear.
  • If the area to be cleaned is more than 10 square feet, consult American Restoration Water & Fire
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using bleach or any other cleaning product.

If you find mold on softer, porous surfaces, or in quantities larger than 10 square feet, call the mold remediation experts at American Restoration Water & Fire.

Please be safe. American Restoration Water & Fire is a mold cleanup and mitigation company. We offer this information as a courtesy to the reader and are in no way offering any type of diagnosis or health advice. If you are experiencing any symptoms where you believe your health could be at risk, contact your physician immediately. In extreme conditions, contact 911.