Mold growth can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Mold can be sneaky, hiding in hard-to-see places. Even if you smell it, the signs of mold damage aren’t always obvious. And mold damage can affect more than your house. It can also affect the health of every person living in the house, and they may not even realize mold is the cause of their symptoms.
It’s a good idea to inspect your home for mold on a regular basis, especially if you live in a humid area. Even though mold can be well hidden, several signs often point to mold growth if you know what to look for.
5 Signs You Might Have Mold Damage
Five commons signs of possible mold damage include:
Any flood or leak creates the perfect environment for mold to grow and thrive. If you have a water problem, anticipate that you may have mold and watch for signs. Or, if you see signs of water damage on your walls or ceiling, chances are good that you already have mold.
Watch for indoor condensation on your windows or doors. Condensation is caused by moisture in your home, which can lead to the kind of humidity that can encourage mold growth. If you have moisture in your home, a dehumidifier is a good investment to keep mold from growing in your home.
Staining and Visible Growth
Mold can hide in the walls but can also leave obvious signs in plain sight, like fast-growing stains on inside walls and baseboards. Black mold is splotchy and spreads quickly. You may also see blue, green, pink, or white mold growth.
You Feel Sick When You’re Home
Daily exposure to indoor mold spores can cause health problems ranging from mild irritation to asthma. Nasal congestion, itchy nose, red eyes, sneezing, headache, and coughing may seem like symptoms of seasonal allergies, but if they don’t clear, up you may be experiencing a reaction to mold exposure. Direct contact with mold can cause dry, flaky skin, itching, tingling, or even hives. Symptoms tend to flare up when you’re at home and clear up when you’re away from home.
Mold may hide in the walls, but that musty smell is a dead giveaway that it’s there. When you’re looking for signs of mold, use your nose as well as your eyes, especially in damp areas. You’ll recognize that smell — like old books. The stronger the scent, the more severe your mold problem.
Expert Mold Remediation
Steamatic Restoration and Cleaning has experienced technicians ready to provide expert mold remediation in your home or commercial location. Our experts identify mold areas and carefully remove them with state-of-the-art equipment designed with the latest HEPA filtration to completely and safely remove mold spots.
If you think you have a mold problem, Steamatic can help. Contact us today on our website or call 1-888-STEAMATIC to talk to an expert immediately. You’ll breathe easier once you’ve made the call.