Black Friday, some love it, while others dread it.
Black mold, to most it is an unsettling sight, yet others may rather deal with it growing in their homes than face the crowds the day after Thanksgiving.
The fear of both is real, read below to see why Black Friday and Black Mold are one and the same.
3 Reasons Black Friday is Similar to Black Mold
1. Both can be toxic.
Not all black mold strains are toxic, but all molds should be treated the same when it comes to potential health risks and removal. Some molds may only cause reactions similar to hay fever, while others can create greater health problems. Since you may not know the type of mold that you are dealing with, your best bet is to call in professionals to get it tested. Learn more about toxic mold here: http://www.cdc.gov/mold/stachy.htm
Black Friday has been known to be toxic to both your bank account and to your health. The day after your all day splurge, you will notice that there is not enough money to pay your mortgage for December, which will in turn create tightening in yours or your spouse’s chest and shortness of breath. At this point, you will need to call a professional to make sure you are just having an anxiety attack and not a heart attack.
2. Both can put you in the middle of a game of hide-n-seek.
Mold is everywhere; there is no way to totally get rid of it. Mold is smart and very good at hiding. You may not know it, but it could be hiding behind your wallpaper, carpets and padding, in your attic, chimney, refrigerator drip pan, your air conditioner or your washing machine. But with a little inspection and cleaning from time to time, you can make sure mold never has a chance to hide. Follow this link on how to clean these areas of your home: http://learn.allergyandair.com/hidden-places-you-might-find-mold/
For Christmas this year, your son absolutely “needs” that new video game system to go along with the other five systems that he already has in his room. You know when the doors to the store open you need to make a mad dash to the back right corner of the store. They are half priced and there are limited quantities available. As the door slides open and chaos ensues, you realize the layout of the store has been changed since the last time you were in. Your Black Friday game of hide-n-seek has just begun!
3. Both affect everyone differently.
Some people can live in a moldy home and never have any side effects from it, while others can step into a moldy home for a second and immediately be bothered by it. For many with comprised immune systems, mold will only make their symptoms worse. If anyone in your family is chronically ill and cannot figure out why, this may be a good time to get your home tested for mold.
We’ve all heard the horror stories about Black Friday. The day after being so thankful for everything they have, someone is arrested for stealing a Black Friday Deal out of someone’s cart. No need to say more, everyone is affected differently by Black Friday.
All jokes aside, black mold can cause major health problems and should be taken seriously. If you or someone you know is chronically ill or if you see mold growing in your home that is greenish black and gelatinous, then it may be time to call in the professionals to test the spores under a microscope.
Happy Shopping everyone.