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Is It Dangerous to Be in Contact with Mold?

Is It Dangerous to Be in Contact with Mold? | California State Restoration

When there is mold growth in your home, the invisible spores can cause adverse health effects such as asthma, allergies, and more if you try to get rid of the mold improperly. Because exposure to mold can be dangerous, especially to people with health conditions, there are special instructions for cleaning mold outbreaks safely.

At California State Restoration, we are mold experts and have remediated it for homeowners and property management companies for many years. Our success rate is very high, and that’s why people come to us all the time to get help with this potentially harmful situation.

It’s extremely important to note that if the mold occupies more than 10 square feet, you should call a professional mold remediation company like us to conduct a full inspection and remediation.

Effects of Touching Mold

Although most mold isn’t toxic, the toxins released by some molds are known to cause skin irritations, rashes, and even fungal infections if an open wound is exposed. Sinus infections and upper respiratory infections can also be linked back to mold exposure. In children, early exposure to mold indoors can make them more susceptible to developing asthma.
When asking if it’s safe to touch mold, the hard rule is: never let mold touch your skin. That means if you’re trying to get rid of mold yourself, you need to wear protective gloves. Waterproof rubber gloves offer sufficient protection for your skin and any chemicals you might use to clean the outbreak.

While it’s important to know whether it is safe to touch mold, you also need to know what other dangers it poses even when not touched. Some people are more likely to present symptoms of mold exposure – age and health condition are the biggest factors that affect how likely a person is to be affected by mold’s toxicity. People most susceptible to health effects from mold exposure:

  • People with Compromised Immune Systems
  • People with Respiratory Illnesses
  • The Elderly
  • Children
  • People with Dust or Pollen Sensitivity
  • Anyone who falls outside of these categories can still feel the effects of touching mold or mold exposure, but most healthy adults with strong immune systems won’t have adverse health effects from a small amount of mold in the home.

How to Handle Mold Properly

It can be tempting to try and wipe the mold away yourself if you think it is safe to touch mold. Still, it’s important to remember that if mold growth exceeds 10 square feet or becomes a chronic problem, you should contact a professional mold remediation company like California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA to take care of it.

When you’re dealing with mold in your home, your safest option is to call a professional to handle the outbreak for you. If you have extensive damage, a mold remediation specialist like CRS can devise a plan to remove the mold and any structures it may have damaged. This way, they can find the source of the mold problem and fix whatever is causing it.

About California State Restoration Services

Serving Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties with 24/7 Emergency Services, California State Restoration Services in Santa Rosa, CA performs every aspect of disaster restoration. For all your water, fire, storm, and mold damage needs, as well as for sewage and biohazard cleanups, California State Restoration Services is a one-stop company that is known for quality work and a professional approach to everything we do. We have grown because we make customer service a #1 priority and are always looking for solutions that are viable and affordable.

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