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4 Health Risks Associated With Mold and How Bio-One Can Help

4 Health Risks Associated With Mold and How Bio-One Can Help - Bio-One of Oceanside.

We are sharing 4 health risks associated with mold and how our specialists can help you restore your house or property from mold damage. Mold spores don’t have the same effect on everyone. Still, those dealing with allergies and other respiratory health conditions are at a higher risk of developing more health complications due to mold damage.

Bio-One of Oceanside is a Micro Certified Mold Remediation Company. Our specialists are prepared to tackle any problems related to mold damage in your house or property, even when the damage seems irreparable. Sometimes, unfortunately, mold entails construction work and restoration for areas where mold has caused irreversible damage. We work with contractors to properly restore areas to their original, pre-incident conditions. 

Mold and Health - A problem for Property Owners

As mold grows outdoors, it releases spores that travel through the air and help decompose organic matter, such as leaves, dead trees, animals, and food. Because it’s part of the natural environment, there is no way to prevent mold spores from entering our homes. In normal conditions, mold shouldn’t represent a health problem for humans or animals. 

Now, when mold spores make their way into areas with high levels of moisture and humidity, they can become a problem for buildings, families, and anyone suffering from pre-existing respiratory health conditions (including animals). Mold can grow on almost any surface, as it only requires water and a suitable, damp environment. 

Kitchen cabinets, leaky roofs and windows, the basement, laundry room, and crawl spaces… mold can grow in any area where humidity levels are high. When properties become infested with mold, it’s important to remediate the root cause of the problem, which is usually related to water damage. Under the right conditions, mold can grow and disseminate spores within 24-48 hours, so if your house has water-related issues like leaks on the roof, windows, around the bathroom sink, shower area, under the kitchen sink, and even around the HVAC systems, promptly fixing them will keep your home clean and safe from all the health risks associated with mold.

Risk of developing allergies

When mold grows in damp, poorly ventilated areas, it releases allergens that may affect people with pre-existing conditions. Mold doesn’t have the same effect on everyone, though. Symptoms of mold exposure resulting in allergies include:

  • Skin rashes
  • Red eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath

Continuous exposure to mold spores may result in allergic reactions, although these reactions may not be immediate. If you notice signs of mold damage in your house or property, Bio-One of Oceanside’s technicians can help you.

Risk of developing asthma 

For people dealing with asthma and other respiratory health conditions, mold exposure may result in asthma episodes and lung complications. If you notice visible signs of mold damage in your house or property, we recommend staying away from these environments while the damage is remediated. 

Risk of developing sinusitis

Because some people are more sensitive to mold than others, it’s impossible to assume that everyone will suffer from the same conditions associated with mold exposure That being said, mold is a fungus that may affect people with a more susceptible immune system. Symptoms of sinusitis caused by mold exposure include: 

  • Headache
  • Body aches, especially in the face
  • Swelling on the nasal cavities
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing

Risk of developing other respiratory conditions like pneumonia and bronchitis 

Reactions to mold exposure variate from one person to another. The reality is that areas severely compromised by mold damage affect people’s health. When mold is concentrated in these areas, it contaminates the air. Additionally, mold is known to cause severe damage in very little time. Any surface in the house impacted by water damage becomes a suitable area for mold to grow, so fixing water-related issues and controlling humidity levels remain the main way to prevent mold growth.

Bio-One of Oceanside can help you

If you’re struggling with mold damage in your house or property, Bio-One of Oceanside specialists can help you. Mold exposure may result in several health complications, and it’s difficult to determine how someone would react to being exposed to these environments because it doesn’t have the same effect on everyone. The best way to prevent mold from growing is to control the humidity levels indoors and promptly fix water-related problems. 

Mold damage restoration technicians at Bio-One of Oceanside.
Mold damage restoration technicians at Bio-One of Oceanside.

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  • Crime scene cleanup services
  • Trauma scene cleaning services
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning services
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning services
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  • Mold remediation services
  • Water damage restoration services
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  • Fentanyl cleanup services
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Tear gas cleaning services
  • Sewage backup cleaning services

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  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Gross filth cleanup
  • Deep clean
  • Junk removal
  • Homeless encampment clean-out
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Nicotine stain/odor removal
  • Odor removal

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Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

We have been an independently owned and operated business since August 2020 to help our community through difficult and unexpected situations. Our certified technicians are caring, compassionate, and discreet, and we are ready to help you in your most significant time of need.

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall.

We also serve the Southern Orange County cities: San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, and Costa Mesa.

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Mold is more common than you think. It’s likely to grow in any place in the presence of moisture.  Rainy weather, leaky pipes, and humidity are scenarios that can trigger mold infections, so it’s important to fix any water-related issue in your house to avoid dealing with mold.

Mold can grow on any surface, and depending on the level of contamination, it can be visible to the human eye. It can grow on wooden furniture, cardboard, ceiling tiles, carpets, flooring, upholstery, books, and even glass. 

While there’s no scientific evidence that mold has direct consequences on health, constant exposure to moldy environments can result in respiratory-related issues. 

On a bigger scale, mold can have health consequences on almost anyone. We have listed 4 concerns associated with mold exposure. We intend to shed light on the common issue of mold, and if you are dealing with a mold infection in your house or property, don’t hesitate to ask for help from a professional in mold remediation

Health concerns associated with mold damage

While no conclusive studies show severe health problems associated with mold exposure, many people can be affected by mold, depending on the person’s immune system and pre-existing medical conditions.  

As mold grows, spores can transmit through the air. These spores can produce mycotoxins and other infectious compounds that affect the respiratory system: wheezing, stuffy nose, sore throat, flu-like symptoms, and asthma, among others. Other pathologies include red-eyed, sinusitis, and conjunctivitis.

Professionals should remediate areas and items affected by mold. Sometimes, these areas must be restored completely. As for items infected by mold, they can be irreversibly damaged. But it’s a decision that should be made by a professional in mold damage remediation.

Structural damage to buildings associated with mold damage

One of the mold's biggest concerns is that it grows and feeds on organic matter. That’s why mold should be treated as soon as it’s detected. If mold enters into contact with walls, cardboard, flooring, carpeting, and upholstery, it will most likely contaminate and contaminate it to the point where it’s irreparable. 

Mold can become a real inconvenience in terms of expenses and restoration costs. It should be treated before it damages these structures completely. 

You should contact a professional in mold damage remediation to help you determine the level of damage in your property and what procedures should be followed to sanitize it from mold. 

Mold damage extends through heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems

Mold spores can travel through the air and enter the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. The problem is that these areas are not visible and accessible for inspection and cleaning.

You should turn to a professional in mold damage remediation to properly clean and disinfect these areas because it’s a thorough inspection. Our team of specialists at Bio-One of Oceanside is trained to advise you in mold remediation. The main concern is finding the root of the mold damage, which, as we have mentioned, is usually related to a water leak problem.

Inappropriate cleaning chemicals may result in further mold damage

Cleaning spaces and items infested with mold is a delicate task. If you search on the internet, the main products you’ll find to “attack” mold damage are bleach, ammonia, and soap. Please, DO NOT MIX these products. They can create dangerous, toxic vapors. You can access CDC’s Infographic on How to Clean Mold here.

If you feel unsure about proceeding with a mold disinfection process by yourself, let our Team of Specialists at Bio-One of Oceanside help you. We use EPA-Approved products to ensure complete remediation. We will assess affected items and will discard them if they represent a health risk for you and your loved ones.

Bio-One of Oceanside can assess and repair mold damage

Bio-One’s recommendation to prevent mold damage in your house or property is promptly fixing any water and moist-related issues: 

  • Check your roof, windows, and attic to see if there’s visible mold damage.
  • Check the plumbing in your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area for possible water leaks. If these places have leaks, the infection can circulate through the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system.
  • Avoid having carpets in places where you might have humidity, like bathrooms or the basement. 

If you think your house or property might be facing mold infection, let Bio-One help you. Our Team of Specialists is ready to help you remediate any area affected by mold. 


Independently Owned & Operated!

Bio-One of Oceanside is the  #1 Disinfection, Sanitation, and Decontamination Company in North San Diego County, providing professional, industry standards services in all kinds of extreme scenarios:

Recovery Services

  • Crime scene cleanup services
  • Trauma scene cleaning services
  • Blood and biohazard cleaning services
  • Undiscovered or unattended death cleaning services
  • Homicide/Suicide cleaning services
  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services
  • Mold remediation services
  • Water damage restoration services
  • Emergency vehicle decontamination services
  • Fentanyl cleanup services
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Tear gas cleaning services
  • Sewage backup cleaning services

Hoarding cleanup services

  • Hoarding cleanup
  • Animal hoarding cleanup
  • Gross filth cleanup
  • Deep clean
  • Junk removal
  • Homeless encampment clean-out
  • Hazardous waste disposal
  • Nicotine stain/odor removal
  • Odor removal

HELP FIRST, BUSINESS SECOND!

Bio-One of Oceanside springs into action to assist survivors when a traumatic event occurs. We work with local law enforcement, emergency responders, victim advocacy organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, and insurance companies to ensure that you receive the greatest service feasible.

We are proudly serving North San Diego and surrounding communities! 

Bio-One is a proud member of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce. Bio-One serves all of San Diego County and neighboring regions, including Oceanside, Carlsbad, Vista, Fallbrook, Escondido, San Marcos, and Bonsall.

We also serve the Southern Orange County cities: San Clemente, Dana Point, Rancho Mission Viejo, Laguna Niguel, Ladera Ranch, San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, Laguna Woods, Laguna Beach, Lake Forest, Rancho Santa Margarita, Irvine, and Costa Mesa.

Our services are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Give us a call at 760-429-0729.

FEB 09, 2021 by RAFAEL ALEMÁN  

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Have you ever heard of mold? Spots you might have seen on the backyard wall or in the bathroom, maybe inside the kitchen counters or inside the closet. It’s a form of fungi, very common in buildings, especially in spaces where there’s moisture.

Broken pipes, flooding, and overall, any place where water might have been present, represents a suitable space for mold to grow. Also during fall and wintertime, when humidity levels are higher. Mold can grow in indoor and outdoor environments. It can grow in almost every surface you can think of: fabric, paper, wood, plastic… even glass! If you think of any surface of your home or building, that is a place where mold can grow and cause damage.

Now, you’ve probably heard or seen mold in food. It’s the greatest reference to identify the fact that it is decomposing. Take for instance: a piece of bread. After a few days out of the fridge or kitchen cabinet, you can see those green and yellow spots. Easily visible and detectable, you are certain that you cannot eat that bread.

Mold in houses and other living spaces is more difficult to detect. You probably won’t know that you have a mold infection unless you see spots, black rings, or discoloration around the surface affected. 

Here are 4 signs your house or property might be facing a mold infection. Mold can cause a variety of symptoms that can put your life at risk, if not treated and attacked professionally.

STAINS ON WALLS AND BUILDING STRUCTURES

Mold spores can grow in spaces where water has been around. Water damage and mold usually go together, and they can cause severe structural damage to buildings. Any place in presence of moisture is a place where mold can grow.

Mold stains can have many appearances, going from small dots or discoloration in the surface where they’re growing, to medium and large spots and black rings in a variety of colors. You should always turn to a professional when it comes to mold detection. Bio-One specializes in mold remediation, using top-quality and safety equipment to ensure a disinfected area for you and your loved ones.

STRANGE SMELL INSIDE THE PROPERTY

If you find yourself using a lot of air freshener or scent candles recently, your house or business property might be facing a mold infection. It’s usually a musty smell… like a smelly pair of wet socks or clothing.

The growth and dissemination of fungi in water-damaged buildings result in the production of certain toxins that may be responsible for many negative health effects on human beings. Many types of mold can grow in indoor environments, but only a small number of them generate concern in terms of health risk.

Certain species of mold are capable of produce a class of compounds known as mycotoxins. It’s a group of metabolic byproducts produced by a variety of molds growing in organic and humid, damp environments. 

While several factors influence mold growth and dissemination (moisture, lighting, and temperature) of mold, it’s clear that being in the presence of these environments can result in a variety of adverse health effects, such as chronic coughing, immune deficiency, and other pathologies.

If you feel better outside the property you spend the most time on (home, work, other places) and you tend to feel sick while you’re at it, you have to evaluate the possibility of having mold damage.

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YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM STRONG ALLERGIES, ASTHMA, AND EVEN CONJUNCTIVITIS 

If your house or business is infected with mold, chances are you will be dealing with allergies and even asthma. Many people suffer from allergies and it’s difficult enough to endure it while also suffering from other pathologies related to the respiratory system. 

Asthma and mold are a terrible combination for the health of minors. A study conducted by the Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology found that when a newborn (less than a year old) is exposed to mold, chances are likely that the child will suffer from asthma by the time he or she is seven years old and forward.

Mold can irritate the eyes and develop eye infections like keratitis and conjunctivitis. If you never suffered from allergies or asthma before, it’s another reason to search for mold in your property and have a specialized Team like Bio-One to remediate it! 

FEELING EXHAUSTED, SUFFERING FROM PAIN IN YOUR MUSCLES AND NOTICING WEIRD RASHES ON YOUR SKIN

The presence of mold inside your property can lead to many illnesses and infections. For example, black mold can create a disease in humans called Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome, also called CIRS, and very popularly known as “mold illness”. It’s difficult to diagnose because you wouldn’t think of a mold infection being related to your health, but it is! 

Also, noticing weird rashes on your skin is usually a sign of a mold infection issue. Please avoid scratching at all costs! Exposing skin increases the risk of getting more infections. Bio-One uses the best equipment to treat areas infested with mold, guaranteeing a safe environment for you and your loved ones.

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THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF “TOXIC MOLD” AND ITS HEALTH REPERCUSSIONS

It has been generally recognized in environmental health and industrial hygiene fields that the predominance of toxigenic mold in water-damaged buildings is consistently associated with occupant health complaints. According to BioTerra, there are six types of toxic mold that can be lurking in indoor spaces:

  • Stachybotrys: Also known as “black mold”, this is one of the most dangerous types of mold because it can cause severe respiratory damage. Headaches, diarrhea, flu-like symptoms are common diseases associated with this type of mold.
  • Chaetomium: Usually associated with water-damaged buildings, this type of mold can grow on almost any type of surface (drywall, wallpaper, baseboards) and has similar characteristics as the “black mold” or Stachybotrys, in terms of respiratory damage. It can also cause severe allergies.
  • Aspergillus: This is a very common type of mold and, while it’s present in the air, it can be a threat to people with illnesses related to the immune system. It can cause aspergillosis, a strong and dangerous lung infection.
  • Penicillium: Although it’s common and can be found in the air, this type of mold can be very toxic if it’s growing in indoor environments. 
  • Fusarium: It’s common in plants debris and soil, but in indoor environments can be found in damp areas, like bathrooms, around air conditioning systems, etc. It has been associated with eye and mucous infections.
  • Alternaria: It’s another type of mold that can disseminate in indoor environments, affecting almost any type of surface (drywall, electrical installations, carboard, etc.) It’s commonly associated with allergies and other immune system complications. 


Don’t hesitate to visit your doctor if you feel any of the symptoms we’ve listed above. If your house or business needs mold disinfection, let Bio-One take care of you. We offer top-quality mold disinfection services, we will evaluate the level of contamination and provide you with the best solution for you and your loved ones.

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WHAT TO DO IF YOUR PROPERTY IS INFECTED WITH MOLD?

From a structural standpoint, mold can cause severe damage to your house or business property. Something that characterizes mold is the fact that it can digest the material it’s growing on, so it’s important to consider fixing any mold infection as soon as you notice it.

Now, from a health standpoint, it’s about preserving your life and the life of the people around you. Mold can transmit severe contamination and mycotoxins into our body and the remediation process can be challenging if not handled promptly. 

Give us a call Bio-One at 760-429-0729 and let us help you!  We are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

We are proud members of the Southern California Rental Housing Association and the Carlsbad, Oceanside, and Vista Chambers of Commerce! 

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