So, one thing I do try to do on here is keep it as real as possible with you all. And that’s why today I want to talk about the serious importance of mold testing.
I recently had a horrible experience that I’d like to share in short. And I hope it inspires some of you to take action and put your health in your own hands before you’re left without a choice… Seriously.
Well, let’s start with I never even had mold on my radar. It wasn’t one of those things I ever really thought to look for or screen for. I’ve always lived a rather, mold-free life… So I thought.
Over the last year, I’ve noticed that I was having an increased number of headaches. I’ve always had a history of headaches and these weren’t severe, so I didn’t really think much of it. You know, to me it seemed almost normal. It’s just a part of life to live with a dull ache in your cranium, right? I mean, it’s not like that area of your body is that serious anyways. LOL
So then within just the last couple of months, I’ve picked up on a cough. Again, it started off as pretty mild so I didn’t think much of it. And sadly I didn’t think much of it when it had stuck around for almost a month. Finally after a month of having this consistent cough, I realized that it was also getting consistently worse! Like… It went form a little cough to full-blown hacking. But it wasn’t like anything was coming up.
I visited the doctor and they couldn’t find anything wrong. The first time. Eventually, after two months it had gotten so worse I went back to the doctor. (And for anyone who knows me, you know that seeing a doctor even once a year is unheard of).
The second time around, the doctor found a microbial infection in my lungs. He told me to find a company who does mold testing in Greenville SC and to have my home tested.
I found a company, who turned out to be amazing, called Steamatic and they came and did the mold testing for me. Turns out, there was black mold growing in the ceiling and in some of the inner walls. (I’d had some water damage from a fallen tree in that area of the house, so they attested the initial problem to that).
Fortunately, Steamtics also does an amazing job at mold-clean up so they were able to go in and clean out my air ducts and all the mold they could find. It’s now been a week since they did their big sweep through and while I’m still in recovery mode, I can already tell a significant improvement in air quality and breathability in my house. I guess I’ve lived here so long I’d gotten used to the poor air quality.
So with all of this being said, I urge any of you who haven’t had any mold testing done, (or at least not in a while), to do so. I promise you’d rather hit the problem early than have to go through all the rest as I did. Learn from me! I promise you’ll be far better off.