29 Jan Winter Mold in your Home
Orlando Florida is a good spot for mold formation. Florida’s humidity and heat gives mold the perfect opportunity to grow. While the spring and summer is the best time for mold growth, winter can still lead to mold issues, especially if the mold was not cleared from the spring.
HVAC systems, if not serviced, could grow mold in attics. Cold air rising from the HVAC into attics meets warm air. Condensation forms and mold grows.
Mold can be found in all locations of the house, but there are some hotspots. Bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, crawl spaces, attics, and near HVAC all have high potential for mold. Many people think it’s not a big deal until they’re affected. If mold is not removed, it can lead to many lifelong health problems.
Dr. Minh-Thu Le, an allergist and immunologist for CoxHealth warns that a lot of mold allergy and irritation symptoms overlap with symptoms of COVID-19. She says reach out to a doctor as she has diagnosed several COVID-19 patients who thought they were having allergies.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Symptoms of mold allergies
- Sneezing, Coughing, Runny nose, Congestion
- Nerve issues
- Memory Loss
- Itchy watery eyes, nose and throat
- Severe headaches
- Worsening of respiratory issues
If you have Covid like symptoms, but test negative, you may very well have mold in your living space. Contact a licensed Florida mold professional to conduct a mold inspection, mold test, and ensure your place has a clean bill of health.
Nanoguard is a mold remediation company, indoor air quality testing company, and disinfection company in Orlando Florida.