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Is Mold Making Your Lexington Home or Business a Hazard?

May 4, 2017
Is Your Home Causing Sickness | Climate Control

Mold can easily grow undetected in Lexington homes and businesses. Poor indoor air quality and HVAC-related issues can cause mold to thrive and circulate, affecting everyone indoors. Learn the health symptoms you should watch for and how to know if your home or business is at risk.

Mold Risks in Lexington Homes and Businesses

Poor moisture control indoors is a huge factor in mold growth cases. When too much moisture exists in a building’s air, it starts to pool on surfaces – combined with a warmer temperature, high relative humidity indoors may exacerbate mold growth. Poor ventilation also causes too much moisture to build up in areas of a home or commercial building. This is commonly seen in bathrooms and kitchens with faulty or no exhaust systems.

When mold grows in one area, it can circulate to contaminate the entire structure through the home or business’s HVAC systems. Using low-quality air filters are an issue – you may think your filter is capable of trapping such contaminants, but that’s not always the truth. If you don’t change your air filter regularly, it doesn’t matter how highly-rated your filter is, it won’t be able to do its job when caked with contaminants.

Using ultraviolet air purifiers will help to control mold spread. UV lights are installed within an HVAC system – as mold spores circulate, they come into contact with UV energy and are neutralized. They no longer can harm you, nor reproduce.

Mold Illness Warning Signs

Mold can grow long before inhabitants first see it. You or someone in your home or business may develop physical symptoms of mold sickness, which could be your first warning sign to investigate. Below are symptoms associated with mold sickness to watch for:

  • Fatigue
  • Mental fog and memory problems
  • Headaches
  • Muscle cramps
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Sinus problems, and asthma-like symptoms
  • Nerve pain
  • Difficulty regulating body temperature
  • Night sweats
  • You feel very thirsty
  • Urinating excessively
  • Metallic taste in mouth when indoors

Climate Control has the HVAC and indoor air quality solutions you need to keep mold at bay in your Lexington home or business. Contact us today to solve ventilation and moisture issues to keep your home or workplace healthy.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan purchased Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning based on their strong reputation in the Lexington community.If you have any questions feel free to tweet @HVACClimate and we will get right back with you!
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