Three main telltale signs that can indicate that you may have a mold problem in your home are smelling it, seeing it, and suffering from respiratory symptoms.
1. Musty Odor
If you’re smelling something that smells like wet laundry, first you want to look around, maybe someone left old food in their backpack or perhaps it’s your child’s smelly gym socks. Once you’ve made sure it’s not an actual thing in your house, then you can start to look for mold as the source. The only way to get rid of the musty mold smell is by completely removing the mold and getting to the root of the problem and stopping the moisture that is causing the mold growth. A mold remediation company can remove the mold and prevent it from coming back. Superficial short term solutions like opening a window or spraying air fresheners to mask the smell do not work. You want to be careful that you don’t become used to the bad smell as people can become used to the smell over time so they may become less sensitive to it or not notice it at all.
2. Seeing Mold
There are thousands of different types of mold spores out there, and they can look different. The colors of mold range from pink to black, brown, yellow, green, and white. Regardless of what color the mold is, if you see it, you need to get rid of it. The reason you should maintain a zero mold tolerance in your home is that people react differently to different types of mold and it can cause serious health problems.
3. Experiencing Health Problems
Some people suffer from difficulty breathing, headaches, allergy symptoms, and asthma attacks brought on by mold. Having mold in a home can be especially harmful to babies, children, the elderly, and immunocompromised. Mold reactions can be severe. Sure, some mold is not dangerous at all but the issue is what mold does to one person can be different to another.
Don’t mess around with mold, get a mold remediation expert out there and get it taken care of as soon as possible!
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