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How to Know if I Have Mold in My Home

How to Know if I Have Mold in My Home

How to Know if I Have Mold in My Home

Mold in the home is a serious problem. It can aggravate existing health problems or create new ones. It can degrade the quality of building materials that need costly repairs. And it can make your home a less pleasant and comfortable place to live.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to spot mold. It could be a major problem you’re totally unaware of. Protect yourself and everyone you live with by looking out for these common indicators that you have mold in the home.

An Unusual Smell

Mold is not always visible to the naked eye, forcing you to rely on other senses. If you suddenly notice a damp, earthy, musty odor in a room that smelled fine before, it could indicate that there is mold growing behind walls, floors, or ceilings.

Visible Signs of Growth

Once you actually see evidence of mold growth it means the problem has gotten especially bad. Mold growth can appear cotton, leather, granular, or velvety and can come in multiple colors including brown, gray, white, black, green, and yellow. You will notice the growth on building materials and possibly even furnishings.

Water Damage

Mold grows as a result of excess moisture. If you notice an area of your home where water is pooling, leaking, or condensing, it is prudent to check for signs of mold as well. Eliminating the source of the moisture early enough can help limit the spread of the mold problem.

Health Problems

Reactions to mold will often manifest themselves as allergy-like symptoms. They can include a persistent cough, nasal congestion, difficulty breathing, a sore throat, eye irritation, and sinus infections. The young and the elderly will be particularly vulnerable, but anyone can develop symptoms.

Past Problems

Even if you experience none of the indicators listed above, spend some time considering the history of the home. If the basement ever flooded, a water pipe ever burst, or a sink ever leaked persistently, it could easily have created the conditions for mold to grow.

If you suspect that there is mold in your home, there are effective ways to eradicate the mold and keep it from coming back. The team at Suncoast Contractors Emergency Service Inc is here to provide you with all the expert help you need, anytime you need it. Contact us at 561-203-4911.

Case Studies

The Kitchen Ceiling Problem

We received a call from a homeowner that was distraught as he had just walked into his rental property and was seeing mold and water damage up on the ceiling. His tenants had moved out a few days before and when he went in to inspect the property he noticed a musty odor throughout as […]

Water Damage from Water Heater

A water heater line broke and damaged the walls, floors, and kitchen cabinets. We came in and repaired the drywall, cabinets, and flooring in the kitchen and two adjacent rooms.

Shower Floor Leak

We got a call that a homeowner was having issues in and around their shower in their bathroom. They had an older home and it was wood construction so we feared the worst. When we got into the bathroom it was as we had feared: the leaks went through the tile into the walls and […]