Damp and mould in your home can have a detrimental impact on your overall health, leading to respiratory problems and infections and triggering allergies and asthma symptoms. This is particularly poignant for young babies and children, older people and those with existing skin conditions, respiratory issues and weakened immune systems.
A study has also shown a connection between living with mould and the effect on mental health. Not only could it lead to depression due to the worry and costs involved but more recent research has shown that mould toxicity from mould toxins accumulating in the body can lead to depression, anxiety, attentional problems, brain fog and insomnia.
A recent article in the Daily Mail tells us of a generally fit and healthy woman who developed dementia symptoms due to the mould infested accommodation she was living in. After just a couple of months of living in a new apartment, she became very unwell and gained an excessive amount of weight. She also struggled to perform everyday tasks and suffered from memory loss. It became apparent that a waterproofing issue in the shower led to a water leak which caused black mould to develop under the carpets causing this lady to develop a breakdown within her body and over the course of just a few months she was diagnosed with type three Alzheimer’s disease. You can read the full article here.
Mould can sometimes be difficult to recognise and can range in colour from black, green or white to a spectrum of grey, orange and brown. The most common cause of mould in the home is excess moisture and humidity which can stem from leaky roofs and walls, blocked gutters and downpipes, leaky plumbing and excessive condensation.
At Damp Detectives, our independent damp surveyors can carry out an in depth survey to identify damp and mould and find the root cause. We will then provide you with a report along with photographic evidence that shows you in detail where it is coming from and the best way to fix it.
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