What Are the Causes and Signs of Mold Exposure?

Posted by Lisa Pixley

Mold growth can be caused by a few different things: water damage, an overflowing condensate drain pipe, or leaking pipes. No matter the cause, mold only really needs the right consistent temperature along with moisture, oxygen and food to develop. The unfortunate thing about mold is that it’s pretty sneaky: it can grow and make home occupants sick before you ever see it—if you ever see it. Even though it may be well-maintained, your AC system is a huge contributor to spreading mold throughout a building.

What Are the Signs of Mold Exposure?

If mold has been distributed through your home, your decreased indoor air quality may start causing certain symptoms. Allergic reactions are among the most common negative health effects of mold. These allergy symptoms include:

  • Wheezing
  • Rash
  • Watery/Itchy Eyes
  • Runny Nose
  • Coughing
  • Eye Redness

Illness is not the only sign of mold exposure. You may notice a musty odor, or water stains in areas of your home that are exposed to excessive moisture. Removing this mold properly is important, as mold spores can survive in harsh environmental conditions and lie dormant until favorable conditions, such as the moisture of your HVAC system, are reintroduced.

How Do I Find the Mold?

This is where our professionals come in: there’s a number of ways we can help. We start by looking through your entire ductwork system by using a small camera that we send through it. This allows us to inspect every nook and cranny ducts to look for the mold, and the cause of the mold. We ensure that we find the source of the mold as well. Most companies will just remove the existing the mold without getting to the root of the problem, but we find the precise cause and eliminate it so mold won’t continue to develop.

Call the mold remediation specialists at Alpha Air Corporation to help with your mold problem in Minneapolis, MN.