Many people throughout Southern California and the entire US have mold problems in their homes or workplaces which aren’t discovered for many years. In the meantime, mold can adversely affect health, particularly if people have preexisting health conditions. Find out what the symptoms of mold issues are and whether your home or workplace may have a mold problem today.
Common mold reactions
Mold can cause many potentially adverse health effects including headaches, breathing difficulties, skin irritation, allergic reactions (sneezing, runny nose, skin rash), and the aggravation of asthma symptoms.
Variations in reactions to mold exposure depend on the type of mold that’s present, age and sensitivities, and how long the individual has been exposed to the mold problem.
Why may mold be present in my home?
Mold is present in just about all environments because it grows on just about every organic substance as long as moisture is present. When an area has excess moisture, it accumulates and a mold problem will likely develop. Molds reproduce by releasing tiny spores that waft through the air continually. When these spores find a wet place to land, they begin…READ MORE →
You have acoustic spray, which is also know as “popcorn” on your ceiling, it’s important that you get it removed by a company that specializes in acoustic ceiling removal. It must be properly removed because it likely contains asbestos particles. Popcorn ceiling makes your property look dated and if it contains asbestos, it can be harmful to your health the particles are disturbed during renovations or remodeling projects.
What the big deal about acoustic ceilings?
Acoustic ceilings were very popular throughout the 1950s until 1978, when the US government banned them because it allowed builders to hide bad sheet rock installations, and because of the harm asbestos exposure poses.
Why is asbestos so common if it’s harmful?
Many people wonder why so many properties contain asbestos, even though it’s been scientifically proven to cause serious diseases like asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. Well, before 1978, no one really knew how dangerous asbestos exposure was, and asbestos does have some real benefits as opposed to other construction materials.
For example, it protects other materials from fire, absorbs heat from friction, has high tensile strength as a reinforcing material, resists corrosion, insulates from heat and…READ MORE →