All too often we wait until mold is visibly present before we take action. Perhaps this comes from years of cleaning bathrooms where we are prompted to remove the slimy black and orange looking residue in the cracks and crevices of our showers and tubs. Maybe it is because it doesn’t even cross our mind that we have a mold issue until we see it. The problem arises when mold is hidden in our walls, under the flooring, or in damp, dark places that we don’t often see.
It is smart to know the signs of hidden mold issues before they become visible to the naked eye. These four signs will alert you to a potential problem early so you can take proper steps in removing mold from your home:
- Any event with water. An intrusion event with water doesn’t necessarily mean there is mold; however, mold needs moisture to grow as well as humidity. If carpets or basements become wet due to a leak or flood, the area needs to be thoroughly dried to prevent mold.
- Discolored areas on walls, tiles, ceilings, and other construction material. Mold is an organism that consumes material as it grows. This causes the material it comes into contact with to discolor. You may see black, green, red, brown, or other varying hues that aren’t normal.
- Musty, damp odors. Many mold colonies create a musty smell. However, you must keep in mind that odor doesn’t characterize mold alone. Some molds will continue to grow without alerting your olfactory senses.
- Diminishing health. Air quality is affected by mold and will cause health problems if you spend a lot of time in the area of mold. Symptoms that many experience include headaches, congestion, respiratory issues, and fatigue. These mold spores are hazardous to your health and need to be remediated as quickly as possible by professionals.
The best way to identify mold in your home is a combination of all four of these signs. Using your senses, you can locate hidden mold and address the problem with swift action. Soggy drywall that is discolored may indicate a leak within the wall or ceiling. Smelly basements or closed-off rooms that emit musty odors will alert you to the probability of mold.
Mold Remediation services like ours at Restore Pro, detect your mold issue, fix the source of the problem, and clean up the dangerous mold. Water issues are repaired, the area is dried, and the mold is eradicated using our industrial tools. Your home is a worthwhile investment that needs protection, and our team is dedicated to keeping it in good form. We understand the health concerns associated with mold and the problems that arise to both your family and the well-being of your home when mold goes untreated.
Let us help you stay safe with our Mold Remediation team. Learn more about our services by calling us at 1-800-847-0114. You can also visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.