Health Effects of Mold and Asbestos

Sometimes problems can be lurking in your home that aren’t visible.Things like mold or asbestos can remain unseen for years, but can be causing health problems for you and your family. Asbestos and mold cleanup and removal services can be dangerous and require the knowledge of professionals trained to handle the cleanup process.


Asbestos can be frequently found in commercial and residential buildings that were built before the 1970s. Up until this time, construction companies would often use asbestos to strengthen cement and in the production of ceiling and floor tiles, plastics, roofing, insulation, paint and wall coatings.

The US Department of Health and Human Services and the US Environmental Protection Agency have both classified asbestos as a known human carcinogen. There is strong evidence that extended exposure to asbestos will create long-term health problems because asbestos fibers can remain in your lungs. These fibers can cause pleural disorders in the lungs (like abnormal collections of fluid or deposits of collagen in the tissues lining the lungs and chest cavity), an increased chance of developing laryngitis, a weakened immune system, asbestosis and mesothelioma and other cancers.


It's highly important that you have a professional clean up any water damage or water leaks as soon as they’re discovered. Mold can also form in your carpet, drywall, insulation, and wall coverings like wallpaper or paint and will damage whatever material it is growing on.

Prolonged exposure to mold can cause upper respiratory issues like coughing and wheezing, nasal problems, throat irritation. In some cases, it can cause the development or worsening of asthma and enhanced allergies.

The STOP Restoration team in Albuquerque, NM has over 40 years of experience and is certified in mold removal services. Prior to beginning the mold removal and remediation process, we will test and inspect your home or business to see which parts of your property need attention. From there, we follow a three step process:

  • Containment (which includes air-handling techniques that are employed to prevent the spread of mold spores)
  • Reduction/elimination of moisture sources
  • Removal of mold and mold contaminated materials

The STOP Restoration is available for 24/7 emergency services. Call us as soon as you notice any need for mold and water removal and remediation services. We can be reached at (505) 892-3112.