Did you know that health hazards like mold, chemicals, bacteria, allergens, and dust mites are likely lurking in your home right now? These pollutants are incredibly common and most Dayton, OH, homeowners aren’t getting their air ducts cleaned regularly enough to fight against them. Today on the blog, Allied Services, Inc. is discussing the harmful side effects of mold exposure so you can understand the importance of scheduling a thorough air duct cleaning with us ASAP.

Harmful Effects of Mold Exposure

1. Skin Rashes

While not typically serious, skin rashes are often one of the most intrusive side effects of mold exposure. Often, the rash will begin as a mild irritation and then develop into a more serious skin condition as exposure continues.

2. Respiratory Issues

Those with asthma or other related issues are especially prone to the miserable side effects of mold. Prolonged exposure to this irritant can even lead to the development of asthma if not taken care of promptly. Contact with mold can also cause shortness of breath and even wheezing. Any time your respiratory system is affected, you should take a serious look at what’s causing the problem.

3. Sinus Problems

Along with the respiratory system, your sinuses are also susceptible to mold-induced effects. Living in a home with unpleasant mildew hidden throughout can lead to a chronic stuffy nose and constant red or itchy eyes.

4. Flu-Like Symptoms

Homeowners with a weakened immune system, such as those being treated for cancer or those taking medication that weakens their immune system, can be extremely sensitive to exposure to a mold problem. Not only can it complicate their current condition, but it can also cause flu-like symptoms such as fever and headache.

Air duct cleaning is extremely important in order to purify the air in your home and improve the health of your family. Allied Services, Inc. offers thorough air duct cleaning services to help rid your home of mold and avoid harmful side effects. Contact us today at (937) 269-5059 to schedule an appointment for air duct cleaning or HVAC maintenance.