One of the most common concerns that homeowners throughout the country have is lurking in the bathroom, the kitchen, and even in the shower-mold! Unfortunately, if you don’t know what you’re looking for, it can be tough determining whether or not you have a mold problem that requires remediation. Here are five simple signs that you have a mold problem in your home.
A Lingering Musty Odor
The biggest sign that you have a mold problem is if you smell a lingering musty odor. If you have smelled something that is moldy or musty in the past, it’s hard to forget that scent! If you catch a mold smell while walking around your home, it’s a sign that you might have a mold problem in your house.
This sign might seem a bit silly, but the biggest sign that you have mold in your home is visible mold in your bathroom, kitchen, or anywhere else. While visible mold is concerning, it does not always mean that you have a major problem. However, it’s often the mold that you can’t see that you should be concerned about!
Have you had a water leak in your home over the past few months? Even a temporary leak, like a burst pipe, could cause lingering mold to grow. Many times, a leak will happen, be resolved by the homeowner, and cause hidden mold growth that is not found until it’s too late.
If your home flooded during a hurricane or other rainstorm, you will almost always end up with mold afterward if you don’t immediately work with a mold remediation company. Water damage can lead to mold growth thanks to saturation in things like drywall, flooring, and even carpet padding.
While most types of mold will not cause health issues immediately, black mold can cause serious symptoms within weeks of it appearing in your home. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, there’s a chance that your home has a black mold problem:
- Respiratory difficulty
- Skin rash or irritation
- Recurring illnesses
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