Usually, we see mold on food sitting in the fridge for days (or weeks), but mold is not just limited to what is inside the refrigerator. A general rule for mold is that when it becomes visible, it is time to remove it. However, mold is not always visible; invisible mold can still affect your health and your home. Here are four signs that you need mold remediation:

Frequent Water Intrusion

Water does not always mean mold growth, but it acts as a trigger when mold spores are already present. This is when mold spores can be detected, causing mold growth, and you may need mold remediation.


Molds thrive on different moisture content and humidity. Discoloration comes from when mold is consuming organic material, such as wood, human food, or even drywall paper. Mold discoloration is not only limited to just black, it can have fuzz or dust texture surrounding it. 

Musty Odor

If there is a damp or musty scent wafting through the air, this is usually a first sign of molds colonizing. At this point, mold might still be invisible and require a mold remediation specialist to inspect your home or workplace.

Negative Health Effect

A perfect first sign is when someone shows signs of allergies inside the home versus being outside. Some of the signs of allergies include congestion, headaches, allergy symptoms, or respiratory issues. These signs indicate unhealthy air quality and signify that there is a mold infestation. This may require a professional with experience in mold remediation to inspect.

DryMax Water and Fire Restoration currently serves in the Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Broussard, and Alexandria, LA areas. If you cannot tell whether you have a mold infestation in your home but are suffering the effects of it, call the professionals for mold remediation information. We offer same-day emergency services.