If you have mold in your basement or any mold in your home, you may have a mold allergy. After Hurricane Sandy, many people developed a cough while cleaning up their homes. An allergy to mold can cause coughing, itchy eyes and other crappy symptoms. Mold allergies can be related to asthma and other breathing problems.
How to Avoid Mold
According to the Mayo Clinic, you should avoid mold whenever possible. Some suggestions include:
- Keeping your windows closed, especially at night. Cool and damp weather increase mold levels.
- If you rake leaves or do other yard work, wear a dust mask to prevent breathing in mold spores.
- Stay inside after a rainstorm, in foggy or damp weather, and other times when the published mold count is high.
- Removing walls, and other mold damaged materials should be avoided.
Avoiding mold is especially important if the water and mold damage were caused by sewage or contaminated water.
Mold Removal and Remediation
Suburban Mold can help Long Island homeowners to clean up and remove mold. We’re ready to replace wall boards, insulation and repair your mold damage. Call Suburban Mold at (516) 864-6900 or (631) 864-6900.