Signs Of Mold In House
Mold can often grow in places you would least expect, it can grow in the smallest areas of your home. Hopefully, though, you’ll spot one of the signs your home has mold early, and get it fixed before it spreads. Here are some signs Of mold in house.
Not all versions of molds have a smell, but there are several that do. If you there is a musty odor smell that is persistent, you may possibly have mold in your home. Since several mold variations have a smell whether they are visible or not, the smell has a very unpleasant odor. Once you recognize this must unpleasant smell, you can follow it to where it gets the strongest to find the mold. Once the mold is found you will want to remove it, however, if it is in a hard to reach area, it is best that you contact our mold removal experts in Charlotte to help you remove the mold.
Visible signs of mold growth
Molds can become visible in different ways, some appear as a white thread-like stain. While others such as black mold can appear as small black spots. Other colors that mold can take is gray, white, and green, some may even be pink or orange depending on if it is growing behind vinyl. To find mold, look for colored mold or clustered spots, look especially in warm and moist rooms. If you are looking for visible signs, check to see if there is a musty smell to help you locate the mold.
Signs of water damage
There are several causes of black mold within homes, but a common cause of mold can eventually occur from any long-term water or moisture in the home. If you start to notice that your home has water stains on the walls, floors, or ceilings. If you have any bubbling or peeling paint, these are all signs that you may have a mold problem or may potentially have a mold problem.
Water damage can come from different situations, your toilet overflows or you have a sewer that got backed up, these are both situation that create a potential mold issue. When instances like this do occur, it is important to properly clean it up and ensure that the least amount of water possible remains. If your home has experiences this in this past, it is best to look for mold in these areas where water remained for a long period of time, especially if your home has ever flooded. The signs of mold mentioned before can indicate that moisture has penetrated the surface and that it could be housing mold. In this case, give our professional a call to assess the problem and remove it.
If you are experiencing problems with excess moisture on your windows, or condensation dripping from your pipes, these conditions are ideal environment for mold to grow and may already be within your home. Dehumidifiers can help to reduce this excess moisture as it will set the humidity in your home to the level you desire. However, dehumidifiers are not a permanent solution, a longer-term fix is to get your windows replaced for double-glazed panes, or re-sealing the current windows.
If moisture on pipes is your problem then calling a plumber can help you diagnose the problem. Many times, putting insulation around pipes can prevent moisture build-up, or you can run the warm-water pipes away from cold ones, to avoid excess moisture build-up.
Other ways to tell if you have a mold issue is if your are experiencing asthma attacks or allergy symptoms in your home.
It’s best to hire a professional to help you identify and remove mold, especially because there are version of dangerous black mold. You should also consider hiring help if the mold covers more than 10 square feet, or if it’s hidden behind wallpaper, ceiling tiles, or other hard to reach areas.