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Health Problems Caused by Mold in Your Building

Sometimes mold growth can occur at construction or select demolition sites. This is often due to issues like poor site drainage, water buildup, product and procedural issues, or design flaws and defects that allow moisture to enter a building and affect the construction materials. 

Mold remediation for construction projects should only be handled by experienced professionals. At Environmental Demolition Group, we can help you deal with any mold that’s affecting your construction or renovation project. Here’s what you need to know about the risks of mold in your building and why it’s important to address the issue immediately.

What are common health problems caused by mold in your building?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), mold exposure can cause a variety of harmful health effects or none at all. Some people are sensitive to mold while others aren’t. However, those who are sensitive to it may experience a variety of harmful side effects caused by exposure to mold in your building. 

These side effects may include:

  • Stuffy nose
  • Wheezing
  • Red, itchy eyes
  • Itchy skin
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest tightness
  • Coughing 
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Headaches 

Who is most at risk for health problems due to mold exposure?

People with allergies are more likely to be sensitive to mold and, therefore, may experience some or several of the side effects listed above. Additionally, people with chronic respiratory disease, immune suppression, or lung disease may be more likely to experience infection caused by mold exposure. 

Have mold in your building? Environmental Demolition Group can help

If you have mold in your building, you’ll probably be able to see it or smell it, particularly if it’s a large infestation. And if you have mold in your construction site, that means there is a problem with water or moisture somewhere in the facility. You’ll need to contact a professional who has experience in remediating mold in buildings, especially if there is a substantial amount of it throughout your facility.

Environmental Demolition Group is the premier contractor of choice for environmental clean-up concerns for construction and renovation projects. Contact us online or call (859) 363-4863 for more details on our mold remediation services.