What Could Cause Your Breathing Difficulty?
Respiratory problems, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing can be caused by any number of things, it could be caused by:
- Something as simple as a cold
- Lung Cancer
When the problem is allergies, the symptoms could be caused by pollens, dust or mold. When mold is the culprit, it can increase the intensity and frequency of all of the illnesses or conditions listed above.
Real life example
This is a communication between a client and me in regard to a respiratory problem from a tenant.
Thank you for having me out to your client’s home to figure out what might be causing some of their respiratory issues.
I am not a medical professional, but in the course of my mold investigation I did notice that the level of humidity in their apartment is on the high side, possibly creating an environment conducive to organic growth.
There was some evidence of organic growth under their mattress, but nowhere else was anything visible. There are some other factors too that might be contributing and I have listed them out and thoughts on ways to keep these things in check in the attachment.
I believe that if the tenants give some consideration to the ideas in that attachment as well as you possibly providing them with a dehumidifier to keep moisture content of air down, (between 40 and 50% is what we want to see, higher than that creates conditions for mold growth). There may be some dust issues there as well, which can create allergic reactions for folks and is easily rectified.
Don’t underestimate mold and dust
Both mold and dust can be very detrimental to your ability to breathe…luckily the couple in our story didn’t have a big issue in their home, it was one that could be easily rectified.
Mold Solutions NW’s goal is to help you breathe easier with a complete and thorough inspection.
If you or someone else in your family is experiencing difficulty breathing and it can’t be associated with a medical condition, contact us for a Free Mold Assessment.