How Much Mold Exposure is Harmful?

Young woman looking at mold in her home

Mold can grow inside and out, with many homes and buildings experiencing mold-related issues at some point. But how much mold exposure is harmful, and how do you know if mold is making you sick? While most healthy people are unlikely to experience significant side effects from living with mold, it is still an unpleasant substance that can make your home look and smell unappealing while simultaneously causing structural damage. If you’re worried about mold in your home, The BrickKicker is here to help! 

How Do You Know if Mold is Making You Sick?

The presence of mold in the home can affect people in different ways. Some people may be completely unbothered, while others may experience more disruptive health complications. Those with a history of allergies or upper respiratory issues such as asthma are most likely to have mold-triggered symptoms, but how do you know if mold is making you sick? Common side effects to mold exposure include: 

  • – Coughing or wheezing 
  • – Red, itchy eyes
  • – Stuffy nose
  • – Irritated skin 

More severe side effects include: 

  • – Shortness of breath or an asthma attack
  • – Fever
  • – Pneumonia

Your doctor can perform a mold allergy test to see if exposure to mold is causing any of the above symptoms. 

Can Mold Cause Headaches?

Prolonged mold exposure can cause headaches, especially in those with allergies. But more often than not, any headaches are likely a side effect of the constant sniffling and congested irritation brought on by mold, similar to sinus headaches. Aggravated sinuses create a lot of additional pressure, so while mold can cause headaches, it’s likely affecting your sinuses first. 

Can Mold Kill You?

Except for the most extreme of cases, it is highly unlikely that mold will kill you. Mold is a very common substance that most people come in contact with over the course of their lives, and even lengthy periods of exposure may not cause any side effects at all. Even those with allergies or asthma who may experience unpleasant reactions are very unlikely to die from mold. 

Fight Mold With The BrickKicker! 

Regardless of whether or not you are personally finding mold exposure harmful, it’s still not something you want on your property. Mold can significantly weaken your home’s structure and cause costly damage, so work with The BrickKicker for professional mold testing today! We have the technology and know-how to detect mold and make remediation recommendations. Schedule an appointment to get started!

The BrickKicker COVID-19 Response 

The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted businesses and markets all across the globe.

At The BrickKicker, our reputation has continued to stand tall during these times of uncertainty just as it has over the last 30 years. We continue to strive for highest regards to transparency and reliability, ensuring our customers will continue to count on us. With that, it is important for us to share how we are managing our business during these uncertain times.

First and foremost, we will continue to be laser focused on monitoring all WHO, CDC & DOC broadcasts to a) guarantee The BrickKicker is contributing to keeping our community safe & healthy and b) to take advantage of additional resources available to offer comfort to our employees and clients alike.

Our team at The BrickKicker will remain committed to delivering full operational support throughout the weeks and months ahead. For the continued safety of all our employees and staff, we are still asking to keep the number of those attending the inspection to a bare minimum, if any at all. Our inspectors are equipped with SentriLock access (with proper agent approval) and take plenty of photos during the inspection to produce a very detailed report. Oh, and no need need to be a worry of missing valuable information or stress over deadlines, our team is great about getting the reports out within 24 hours or often the same day.

Each inspector will be disinfecting all tools, self and vehicles after each inspection and may even wear gloves and masks on sight. This will help ensure we minimize the spread of this disease as much as possible.

In addition, our staff is fully available as if we never shut down, via phone or website to answer any questions that come up once reviewing the inspection report. The inspection is often an educational session, we must not lose sight of this. To make things as efficient and safe as possible, our inspection agreement and payment can be made electronically, via the confirmation email that went out upon booking.

We wish to remind our clients that we have a full service team supporting all your needs and it is the strength of our team that will allow us to continue to maintain our high service levels in the months ahead.

In fact, The BrickKicker isn’t stopping here to service our customers during this difficult time. We have expanded our availability and will assist with pricing concerns as they arise in order to keep services going. 

Despite taking all precautions, we strongly recommend our clients to contact us in regards to changing inspection dates in the short term, and to provide us with any questions they have up front so that we can ensure all gets answered by the time the report is delivered.

Finally, please do not hesitate to contact me via email or call with any requests or questions you may have.

Thank you,


Andrew Fox