Wondering If It's COVID, a cold, or mold? - Independent Restoration Services

Mold is not only damaging to your home, it can be harmful to your health. If you are inhaling mold spores, and are allergic to them, it can cause physical reactions similar to those of seasonal allergies and COVID-19. You may be experiencing symptoms that have you wondering if it’s COVID, a cold, or mold? 

People with underlying conditions may experience serious effects from the mold. Some typical symptoms from mold exposure include things like:
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing 
  • Itchy throat
  • Eye irritation
  • Wheezing 
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Runny nose and congestion
  • Lung irritation 
  • Fatigue 
  • Insomnia

Symptoms can range from annoying allergies to more severe reactions, affecting your breathing. If you are experiencing any symptoms, it is important to consult a medical professional for treatment and diagnosis. Ridding your home or business of any mold is absolutely essential to having good health. 


Mold can be insidious, lurking in dark, hard to find spaces or it could be in plain sight, on your bathroom walls. In any case, IRS can assist you!  If you have any of these health symptoms and suspect that there may be mold hiding in your home, please call IRS for help! Our trained professionals know exactly what to look for and where mold could be growing in your home or business.

 Mold grows within 24-48 hours after water damage and with the right conditions, can spread significantly within 12 days. So, time is always of the essence where mold is concerned! The faster it is caught, the less damage to your property and to your health. Our staff is always ready to help and can promptly rid your property of mold and get your home or business, as well as your health, back to normal!

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