Is Mold Making You Sick?

mold hand

Many of the symptoms that residents of Shallowater, Texas, often attribute to allergies or the common cold could be caused by mold. To determine whether mold is making you sick, it’s important to know a few basic facts.

How Mold Affects Us

First, you need to understand the effect it can have on humans. As mold grows, it releases spores into the air that can enter your body as you breathe. The spores will irritate your system, causing symptoms such as sneezing, headaches, skin itching or irritation, and itchy, watery eyes.

As we already mentioned, these early symptoms of mold sickness can easily be mistaken for seasonal allergies or a cold. Prolonged exposure, however, leads to more serious complications: diarrhea, vomiting, weight and hair loss, skin rashes and sores, and short-term memory loss. You may also experience constant headaches and fatigue or chronic bronchitis and sinus infections. Without treatment, mold sickness can eventually cause long-term memory loss, brain damage, cancer, and even death.

What You Can Do About It

You should also be aware of the conditions that encourage or discourage mold growth. Since it thrives in moist environments, it is often found in bathrooms and basements. However, it can also hide in less obvious places, such as your HVAC system, carpet, or walls.

The most important way to combat mold is to manage the humidity in your home. Make sure that bathrooms are well-ventilated, and be sure to run the exhaust fans during and after hot baths and showers. If necessary, install a whole-home dehumidifier to keep humidity below 50 percent and resolve any major structural issues that could cause water damage, such as a leaky roof or a frequently flooded basement. When mold does appear, be sure to address both the mold itself and the underlying cause.

For help with handling the humidity in your home, call BTAC at 806-589-1014. We offer several products that can prevent mold growth and improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Image provided by Shutterstock

Serving Areas

We are proud to offer service to all of Lubbock, TX and surrounding areas, including:

  • Abernathy
  • Amherst
  • Anton
  • Brownfield
  • Crosbyton
  • Dickens
  • Floydada
  • Hale Center
  • Idalou
  • Lamesa
  • Levelland
  • Littlefield
  • Lorenzo
  • Lubbock
  • Meadow
  • Morton
  • Muleshoe
  • New Deal
  • New Home
  • O’Donnell
  • Olton
  • Petersburg
  • Plainview
  • Post
  • Ralls
  • Ransom Canyon
  • Ropesville
  • Shallowater
  • Slaton
  • Smyer
  • Southland
  • Sundown
  • Tahoka
  • Tokio
  • Welch
  • Whiteface
  • Wilson
  • Wolfforth
  • Woodrow


(806) 589-1014 - Call us today!

24-Hour Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Heating Repair

With more than 50 years’ experience providing heating, ventilation and air conditioning services for residential and commercial customers, we at Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning are proud to be the South Plains TX area’s comfort specialists. We specialize in system replacement, preventive maintenance and repair, all with the goal of keeping your heating, cooling, refrigeration and plumbing systems functioning at maximum efficiency.


We are your one-stop provider.

We are always at your service.

We’re highly qualified.

We do up-front pricing.

We stand behind our work.

What Customers Love About Us

Michael Villarreal
Michael Villarreal
January 15, 2024
Had Tony come in (BROSIG'S Custom Taxidermy) he was fast,professional, friendly and informative. Got us back up and running
CM Livingston
CM Livingston
December 20, 2023
I am so thankful for BTAC and the guys they sent out to repair a major hot and cold water leak under our slab. They knew what they were doing, and were very professional and polite, and I might add compassionate. They are an asset to the company!
Jason Crites
Jason Crites
August 26, 2023
Joshua K is amazing he came out after hours and had a simple fix that got our AC fixed right away!
Rick Rodriguez
Rick Rodriguez
August 13, 2023
To the credit of BTAC and it's management, I had a frustrating experience with them on a call out for a problem with a blower motor. I made my opinion known and contacted them through email to express it. They responded, sent out new technicians and made it right. That doesn't happen very often these days, and it's good to see a company show it cares about that. If you call these folks to come out, and your experience is what you expected, let them know, they'll work with you. 👍
James Voyles
James Voyles
July 27, 2023
Luis was an incredible technician. Very professional and friendly! Can’t recommend him enough. Also prompt service, thanks for the help!
Cad Dunlap
Cad Dunlap
June 8, 2023
I'm new to the Lubbock area and Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning was the first company we called. They had someone at our house to help in an hour and the service man had our AC fixed in 30 minutes. Their customer service was great from the receptionist who answered the phone to the hvac professional who fixed our AC!
June 1, 2023
Luis was great. Fast, efficient and knowledgeable. Thank you!

Open 24/7

24-hour Emergency Service Available

Lubbock HVAC Professionals

Contact Us

Bruce Thornton Air Conditioning
128 Slaton Road
Lubbock, Texas 79404


Phone: (806) 589-1014

State HVAC License: TACLA00112807C
State Plumbing License: M40449

Amana is a registered trademark of Maytag Corporation or its related companies and is used under license to Goodman Company, L.P., Houston, TX. All rights reserved.

Emergency Plumbing, A/C, & Refrigeration Repair Services in Lubbock, TX - Call Us Now!