Many times we have encountered a family that has been constantly feeling sick or constantly have sickness in their home. Whether it is a runny nose, allergy like symptoms, something like a cough, feelings of anger or being overwhelmed for no reason – these symptoms can all lead back to an indoor air quality issue.
One thing we must understand is that mold is everywhere in our environment and to think that we will not have mold spores in our homes is ridiculous. The problems with mold spores in our homes, or even our place of employment, occur when the types of molds found inside do not match what is outside or when the total spores are greater inside than what they are outside.
Another thing to understand about mold issues is this: not everyone will be affected by them.The people who are most likely to be affected by mold are the very young – because their immune system has not developed much; the elderly – because their immune system is starting to break down; and the people who are already suffering from illnesses that cause them to be immune deficient.
If mold issues that are considered to be high are not corrected than the outcome can be major. In a home it can create situations of illness on a constant basis, misbehaviour in your children or spouse, anger and moodiness, and in extreme situations severe illness and even death. In a work area employees might be off sick a lot, or not be very productive due to constant fatigue, headaches, blurry vision etc.
By having your home inspected we can not only help to identify the types of mold and determine if they are making you sick, but also identify the issues that caused the problem in the first place and provide you with details on how to fix the problem to keep your family or employees healthy and safe.
One other major issue that we are finding on a regular basis is Asbestos. Asbestos is something that all you have to do is breath in a little of it sometime in your life and you are guaranteed to have health issues in the future. It takes approximately 35 to 40 years in most cases for asbestos to have an impact on someone’s life, but once that happens the end results are a painful death.
Today more workers are injured by asbestos than any other injuries in the construction industry. To be safe it is recommended that homes and businesses should be tested for asbestos prior to taking on any renovation jobs.