Today we want to tell you about a remediation job the Flood Medix recently undertook. There are many reasons to have mold or water remediation performed in your home, and a lot of them seem to be purely aesthetic. There are also quite a few financial reasons- one of the biggest being that mold can seriously impact the property value of your home or business.

But if you’ve read a few of our posts, you already know that the number one reason you should have mold dealt with ASAP isn’t the look or the value of a building- it’s your health! Mold allergies are on the rise, but that’s not the only reason to be concerned. Not everyone is “formally allergic” to mold. But there are no health benefits to mold exposure for anyone!

The Flood Medix were recently called to the home of a retired couple who were facing some health problems that just wouldn’t go away. The wife experienced multiple allergies with their accompanying symptoms, and more worryingly, was overcome by uncontrollable coughing. This coughing was occurring whenever she was in the main kitchen and living room area of the home, so her doctor suggested having the home checked for mold.

The culprit turned out to be the kitchen sink. It had leaked recently, and as you know, moisture is the perfect breeding ground for mold to start multiplying. It had spread from the source to beneath the sink base, on the kick plates, and even around the dishwasher! Once mold starts growing, it doesn’t take a lot of time for it to become sporadic, and the health issues associated with mold can soon follow.

Fortunately, we were able to clean and treat the mold as well as purifying the air in this couple’s home, and now they can enjoy their space without fear of allergy or illness. If you’re experiencing similar issues or allergy and cold symptoms that don’t seem to go away, a good step is to check for mold. It can be hard to find, and that’s where we come in! The Flood Medix have an expert team who are ready to examine your home top to bottom and find the source. Once that’s done, we will thoroughly clean the area- and the air- so that you have nothing to worry about.

Mold toxicity symptoms can present as a mystery, but fortunately, solving them can be easy when you have the right team.

Not everyone is “formally allergic” to mold. But there are no health benefits to mold exposure for anyone!