Health Risks Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. There does not have to be an extensive amount of mold in an area to affect certain people. · Infants · Children · Immune-compromised patients · Pregnant women · People who have respiratory problems · People with allergies or asthma · The elderly Toxic Mold such as Stachybotrys and Memnoniella can cause serious and sometimes fatal health conditions. Remember that all molds can be harmful to your health, especially in your home and especially to people with allergies. · You may develop a skin rash. · Flu like symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, fever, headaches, abdominal pain and diarrhea may occur. · Can induce serious respiratory problems. · Causes eye irritation. · May cause wheezing or shortness or breath. People with chronic illnesses, such as obstructive lung disease, may develop mold infections in their lungs. Toxic Mold Exposure Symptoms of black mold or toxic mold exposure may not seem life threatening at the onset. Over time more serious illnesses may develop. · Nasal Congestion · Irritation of the eyes · Inflammation of the sinuses · Irritation of the skin · Breathlessness · Headache · Runny nose · Fatigue · Cough · Sore throat · Hoarseness More serious symptoms · Inflammation of the ear · Bleeding Lungs · Nose Bleeds · Memory Loss · Arthralgia (Pain in the joints without swelling) Avoid conflicts of interest during a mold remediation project, take care in hiring Mold Contractors: The person who evaluates your property should certainly not be the same person who is going to perform that work. Similarly, after a mold cleanup has been completed, the person who inspects and tests to certify that the work has been done properly should have no connection with the company who performed the cleaning. At Guardian Real Estate Inspections - serving Columbus Ohio and surrounding area, our Professional Mold Inspectors are certified in Industrial Hygiene Management, working as your advocate in all phases including the initial inspection, litigation, and final remediation. Avoid Conflicts Of Interest During A Mold Remediation Project At Guardian Real Estate Inspections our NACHI Certified Home Inspectors proudly provide residential and commercial inspections throughout Central Ohio, including but not limited to: Columbus, Pickerington, Lancaster, Pataskala, Newark, Granville, Delaware, Logan, Worthington, Hilliard, Dublin, Gahanna, Grove City, Groveport, Bexley, Whitehall, Circleville, Baltimore, Marysville, Powell, Westerville, Upper Arlington, Millersport, Etna, Buckeye Lake, Hebron, Bremen, Thornville, Amanda, Stoutsville, New Lexington, Junction City, Washington Court House, Carroll, Canal Winchester, Ostrander, Chillicothe, Johnstown, West Jefferson, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Delaware, Licking, Hocking, Madison, Perry, Pickaway, Union counties, in Ohio Certified Mold Testing  Home  Inspections “ don’t regret, have us inspect”