What’s Making You Ill? Hint: It’s Inside Your Home

Carpet Cleaning

Are you suffering from infections and problems like fatigue, frequent headaches, depression, immune system defects and like? Did you ever wonder what caused these issues? Of course, you will be on medication now, and you think you’re dealing with these diseases in the best way. Not really.

Did you ever try to figure out what caused it in the first place? Most of the times, it will hit again and in an even more severe manner, if the underlying cause isn’t dealt with. A lot of people we talked to about this were shocked to know that the root cause of their medical conditions was lying somewhere around their house.

Leaking faucets and sinks, slow leaks in refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers, roof leaks, fabrics and carpets; all can contribute to your ill health.

In today’s post, we’re going to discuss the more severe problem in US households: MOLD.

Do you have a carpet in your house? Of course, you do.

When was the last time you went for professional carpet cleaning?

Whom did you hire?

Do you think they did a good job?

Or what about that can of soda you spilled on the carpet.

Are you sure you dried it properly?

Wait!

What can mold do to you?

Allow us to tell you what mold can do to you? It can cause:

  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Visual disturbances
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Immune system disturbances
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • GI problems

How can mold make you ill?

Due to improper carpet cleaning, the carpets face rapid mold growth. Most of the times, you don’t even notice it, but it starts it harmful procedure.

Fungi mainly grow by spreading spores in the air. These Spores are reproductive cells which often go unnoticed by the human eye.

These spores grow rapidly and can survive harsh conditions which don’t support fungi growth. So, if think you live in a dry climate area and are immune to this issue, you can be wrong!

Now, the mold is a type of fungi and according to certain scientists, there are over 1000 species of fungi that can grow in your house. The ones that most commonly occur on dirty carpets is mold.

According to human response towards the molds, they’re classified into three groups:

1. Allergenic Molds: These don’t lead to life-threatening situations but can be a major cause of concern if you have asthma or some allergies. They specifically bother children who are more prone to being allergic to something.

2. Pathogenic Molds: These molds can be harmful if you have a suppressive immune system. They can even grow inside your lungs and cause pneumonia.

3. Toxigenic molds: As evident from the name, these kinds of molds are toxic. Mycotoxins released by these fungi can cause immune system suppression and cancer. An example of these is aflatoxin which is one of the leading causes of cancer. These toxins lay on the spores and can be easily inhaled or ingested by humans, unknowingly.

In fact, all of your body’s system – reproductive system, immune system, vascular system, respiratory system, skin, neurological system, digestive and the urinary system can face multiple diseases because of these toxic molds.

How to avoid getting ill?

The primary reason behind mold growth is the dampness. If you got a carpet cleaned but the pros didn’t dry them properly, your carpet is probably making you sick.

Ensure that you hire a good carpet cleaner, which works correctly and dries the carpet properly to prevent mold growth.