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Mold can live outdoors and indoors. Mold can also cause symptoms that mimic those of seasonal allergies. It is very hard to tell the difference between mold and allergies. Disaster Cleanup Services has some tips to help you determine if you have seasonal allergies or a mold problem in your home. Allergies make you feel horrible, but if it is from mold exposure, you will have other problems. Mold is very hazardous to your health. Mold and allergies have many of the same symptoms such as:

  • Runny Nose
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Ear Aches
  • Watery Eyes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Sore Throat
  • Itchy Eyes
  • Wheezing 

These are just some of the most common symptoms. The only way to determine if your allergies are seasonal or because of mold, is by seeing your doctor and having your home tested. If your allergies do not go away and seem to last the entire year, it could be mold. It could also be mold if you only have allergies when at home. If your allergies only happen when you are in certain areas, you should look for mold or mildew on your walls or ceiling. It is possible that you still have mold, even if you cannot see it.

Mold has a way of hiding in dark and damp areas. These places are usually not seen by the unaided eye. Mold spores will travel through your HVAC system, infecting your entire house. If you have any of the symptoms above, it is very important to see your doctor. A simple test completed by a certified mold specialist will also ease your mind. If you do have mold, you will need to have mold remediation done on your home. Once completed, your home will be free of mold and will allow you to rest comfortably knowing your family is safe.