Exposure to mold could make you or others sick. Mold is common, and regardless of how clean you keep your home, it’s possible for mold to grow there. Mold spores are constantly in the air and can blow in through open doors or windows. All they need to grow is a warm, damp, undisturbed environment. Kitchens and bathrooms are common places to find mold.
If you suspect you have mold or mold damage, mold remediation services are recommended as soon as possible. In Kansas City, the experts at SMART Restoration, LLC can help.
While not everyone experiences health issues from mold exposure, some people are extremely sensitive to mold. For these people, mold exposure can cause a variety of health problems including a stuffy nose, wheezing, and itching of the eyes or skin. Those with allergies or asthma may experience reactions that are more severe.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Frequently Asked Questions about mold, the Institute of Medicine found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughing and wheezing in otherwise healthy people; asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition.
The National Institutes of Health also published information linking mold exposure in babies with later development of asthma. This link was particularly evident in children who were genetically predisposed to develop asthma. People with these health conditions may be at risk for developing health problems from mold exposure, such as:
- Suppressed or compromised immune systems
- Underlying lung disease
- Chronic respiratory diseases such as COPD or asthma
- Mold allergies
If you or someone you know has any of these conditions, and you suspect there is mold in your home or business, it’s time to solve your mold problem. The best way to ensure your family and business are protected from mold exposure is hiring a qualified company to remove the mold and any affected materials. For mold damage in Kansas City, call (913) 355-5303 or visit smartrestorationkc.com to schedule a free mold inspection.
SMART Restoration LLC is a women owned local business that services our Kansas City metro area residential and commercial customers for their mold remediation, water mitigation, construction and sanitization cleaning, and pressure washing needs.
Owners Marie Gronberg and Marvin “Pony” Meyer are committed to excellence. Our company provides FREE inspections and estimates. SMART Restoration LLC holds a highly trained restoration team has a total of 60 plus years’ experience in the industry while between the two owners there is 26 years combined experience.
Our distinction is the quality of service and care we bring to our customers. Above all, our team is watchful of our customers’ interests and make their concerns the basis of our business with a sense of urgency, sensitivity and discretion.