Although there are many obvious signs of mold in your home, there are often times where you have a mold infestation that is not visible. Mold can be very unhealthy and can affect your life even if it is not visible. It is important to be aware of the different signs that might mean you need a mold removal renovation, so you can get rid of the mold and get on with a healthier life.
1. Musty odor
This might be the first sign of a mold infestation that you are aware of, a moldy or musty odor. Some molds are quite smelly when they are growing, while others do not smell at all. Smelling a simple odor is not a confirmation of mold, but it might be a sign that you should contact someone for a mold removal renovation.
2. You have an area that is prone to water intrusion
If you have an area that often has water leaking into it, or you had one large event of water intrusion then you may want to have a mold specialist come in. Although water does not automatically mean you will have mold, it does help to grow mold spores. Since these mold spores are so small, a water event can be the trigger that causes mold to be finally be seen.
When water enters your crawl space, it becomes a breeding area for mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew thrives in damp, dark places. Sometimes it is not obvious that you have a damp or crawl space mold.
3. Health symptoms
If you or someone in your family is experiencing symptoms such as congestion, allergies, headaches, random fatigue, or respiratory problems, then you may have a mold infestation. Especially if these symptoms arise in the morning after a night of sleep, you may be experiencing signs of unhealthy air quality. These symptoms should be obvious and for a long period of time.
One good way to be aware if it is within your residence is to ask a few questions:
- Have these symptoms begun after moving into a new residence?
- Did you leave for a vacation and your symptoms disappeared?
- Do you only experience these symptoms at a certain time of the day?
When mold grows, it consumes whatever the material it appears to be growing on. This will also change the color of that material as well whether it is your food or your basement wall. If you view a color change in any area of your house such as black, gray, white, brown, red or even pastel colors, you should take note. Some molds might look like dust, while others can appear to be a fuzz or have a sand texture. If you are viewing a discolored substance on your walls, floors, or other areas, then you may need to bring in a mold professional.
Ask for Help to Get Rid of Mold
Mold can be irritating for all, and possibly dangerous for those with asthma or severe allergies. Whether you see mold, think you smell it, have seen a visible water intrusion or are experiencing symptoms indicating unhealthy indoor air quality, your health is most important. Do not delay in calling a professional, contact Pure Maintenance Nevada, a mold removal expert.