The Inconspicuous Symptoms of Mold
It’s finally springtime! For some, that means itchy eyes, a scratchy throat, and nasal congestion. But don’t assume these minor symptoms are from the seasons changing, as they may be the result of a much more dangerous element. These symptoms are extremely similar to the negative health effects of mold exposure. Learn more about mold basics in our previous article.
Mold can be visible to the human eye, but in many cases, mold spores are discreet particles located, well, everywhere. Common molds, such as aspergillus and cladosporium are considered “nontoxic,” but can still result in allergic reactions similar to seasonal allergies, so be aware! These may not be considered “toxic” but after the body inhales molds for an extended period, the immune system gets attacked and weakened. Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mold, is more well known to homeowners since it can produce toxic chemicals found in airborne spores (CDC). Whether mold is toxic, or nontoxic, it can still be a danger to people who are sensitive or allergic to mold.
Mold can commonly be found in places where leaks or condensation buildup occur, such as around windows, ceilings, and in areas around basements. To prevent mold buildup, fix any leaks in your home as soon as possible, and be sure your home has enough ventilation (All American Restoration). A location that not many people think to look, and may be the most crucial, is within the building’s HVAC system (Mold Advisor). The HVAC system controls the heat, ventilation, and air condition that blows air to all vents located within the building. HVAC systems contain moisture condensation which results in the growth of mold spores, that are then spread throughout the entire building and contaminate every room.
People Most at Risk of the Negative Health Effects of Mold
- Elderly people
- Pregnant women
- People sensitive to allergies
- People with preexisting health issues
- Chronic respiratory disease, immune suppression, cancer, etc.
One of the Solutions
To eliminate mold, get a professional mold removal company to completely remove all mold buildup within the house and HVAC unit. A company that not only focuses on saving your home, but also protecting the health of you and your family is All American Restoration. Here you will find your roadmap of what to do next once you’ve discovered the mold in your home.
Keep mold far, far away, and protect all family members and employees from mold illnesses with Intellipure® Air Purification. Intellipure® has been at the forefront of breakthroughs in indoor air quality (IAQ), by developing revolutionary solutions for all IAQ situations with Disinfecting Filtration System (DFS) technology. DFS starts with a filter that is installed in an airtight sealed unit. Within the unit is a constant 15kV energy field that groups then captures ultrafine particles and eliminates them on contact.
DFS technology found exclusively in Intellipure® Air Purifiers collects particles even smaller than mold spores from the air and removes them immediately. This type of filtration exceeds the well-known HEPA filter standards when it comes to efficiently removing ultrafine particles from the air. HEPA standards include trapping 99.97% of particles that are 0.3 microns (µ) in diameter. On the other hand, DFS surpasses HEPA standards with a 99.99% efficiency rate down to 0.007µ. The mold particles may not even make it to the DFS technology, as they will have to first face the Intellipure® prefilter. The Intellipure® proprietary 6-stage volatile organic compound (VOC) adsorption pre-filter removes harmful gases, moldy odors, and pet hair and dander. Mold spores have no hope when it comes to Intellipure® Air Purification.
The Mold is Gone, Now What?
You’re ready to recover from mold exposure. Once all the mold is removed, installing one of our Intellipure® portable units is as easy as just plugging it into the wall. When it comes to HVAC expertise, our beloved Ultrafine Whole House Air Cleaner aka the “SuperV,” can be installed by a local professional. The SuperV is often installed on the supply or return vent, so the air supplied from the HVAC system to the home is clean, resulting in less dust in air ducts, a low-pressure drop, and reduced energy use compared to mechanical filters. Instead of breathing in microscopic mold spores floating in the air, the SuperV could provide near-perfect air to every vent in your home. The outcomes can reduce the negative health effects of mold within the house. Intellipure® is a suitable air purifier for mold exposure as you are on the hunt for your post-mold healing.
The term “air quality” has seen a rise in attention over the last several years due to natural disasters, forest fires, the global pandemic, and much more. The White House is getting involved with the improvement of indoor air quality by proposing a plan for all building owners. Working together with the Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, creating a call to action to reduce the risk of airborne contaminants within buildings. Federal funding is available for indoor air quality improvements across the U.S. to keep families and employees safe from all kinds of ultrafine particles.
Intellipure® uses the most powerful air purification technology proven to trap and remove dangerous particles that can result in the negative health effects of mold. This means that mold, allergens, and viral-sized particulates will be removed from the air that your family breathes. Protect the most important spaces with Intellipure®.
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