According to Houma Today, the lack of proper building inspection and maintenance may have contributed to Champagneâ¤™s plight. Though this incident took place in Louisiana, it does illustrate the need for California residents to enlist the services of experts like Water Damage Pros when it comes to water damage in their properties. Property owners who insist on DIY mold removal measures without regard for the extent of the infestation often only end up sick or worse.People who are allergic to dust, pollen, and other particulates are very likely to be allergic to mold spores as well. Common allergic reactions to mold include eye irritation, asthma, and skin rashes. These problems may not be extremely worrisome were it not for the fact that some species of mold, like Stachybotrys chartarum, also produce mycotoxins that have been linked to heart problems, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, and an even worse form of asthma.