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Have Kids With Asthma? Watch Out For Mold

Have Kids With Asthma? Watch Out For Mold

Asthma Mold Testing

If your child or other family member is suffering from asthma attacks in and around your Monterey, California home, consider letting M3 Environmental check for a hidden mold problem. We specialize in testing and inspections for environmental health hazards in homes, workplaces, and schools.

Does Mold Cause Asthma?

In some cases with sensitive people, including children who have asthma, mold can trigger or worsen asthma attacks. So, ensuring that the places your kids spend a lot of time in are free of triggering exposures can be an essential part of their overall daily wellness.

Signs There May Be A Problem

For example, if you have asthmatic infants or small children in your home, run a daycare, or a school, you’ll want to minimize any possible mold exposure. If you suspect that an issue exists, it’s essential to have a thorough, professional inspection performed as soon as possible.

  • Indoor Flooding
  • A Leaking Roof
  • Sources Of Uncontrolled Moisture Or Humidity
  • Mildew Smells
  • Visible Mold

Asthma Symptoms In Children

Many environmental factors, including mold, can trigger asthma. But what does an attack look like in children? If you are worried that your child may be experiencing asthma attacks, your first step should always be professional, medical advice, and diagnosis. Symptoms in children can include any of the following:

  • Shortness Or Loss of Breath
  • Complaints Of Chest Pain
  • Wheezing Sounds When Breathing
  • Chronic Coughing
  • Frequent Coughing Spells
  • Weakness, Tiredness Or Lack Of Energy When Playing

Signs Your Child May Be Allergic

Mold can also trigger allergies, which can, in turn, worsen asthma in sensitive children and adults. Signs of exposure in your house, at daycare, or school include the following symptoms. These can range from mild to severe and can appear year-round, even outside of the regular outdoor allergy season:

  • Dry Skin
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Watery, Itchy Eyes

We Test, So You Can Breathe Easier

Doing a visual inspection for signs of mold, such as spores or dark patches growing on tile or the floor, is an excellent first step. So is using your sense of smell to detect signs of mildew. Not all fungal infestations are identifiable by sight or smell. They can be hidden behind wallpaper or located deep in the walls, floors, or even ceilings.

Our professionals can perform tests that don’t just determine the presence of mold: we can identify the specific types that you have and the level of infestation. You can then take action to remove it, and we can retest to make sure remediation efforts were effective.

Call Today For Your Monterey, CA Mold Inspection

Mold can be a big problem on the Central Coast. If you suspect mold is behind your child’s asthma or allergy symptoms, call us to schedule an inspection today. At M3 Environmental in Monterey, we can also test for this environmental hazard at your child’s daycare center or school. Why not ask your facility’s administrators when their last environmental inspection was performed?

We look forward to helping you create healthier environments for your family, clients, or students.