Mold has a reputation of bringing down homes and affecting families without being noticed. The fact that they grow hidden behind the wallpapers, in tiny dark spaces, in cracks on the walls and other hard to see areas contributes to their covert nature. There are, however, many signs that can warn you of their presence even before you catch sight of them. Below are some of these signs.
Mold has a musty, earthy smell that is very irritating. If you have a mold problem in your home, the first thing you will notice is the smell. The smell will be stronger in some areas more than others. In rooms where the smell is strongest, you might expect to see them all over the wall and ceiling. But they will be out of sight most likely hidden under the carpet and behind the wallpaper. Also check other dark and moist spaces as well.
There are numerous species of mold (over 10,000 to be exact). However, of all the species, the most one that most affects homeowners has a cotton-like appearance and come in green, black, yellow gray, brown or white colors. Other symptoms that you can see include discolored wallpapers and carpets and foggy windows.
There are individuals who are naturally sensitive to mold and develop reactions when exposed to it. Some of the most common health symptoms resemble allergic conditions like sneezing, difficulty breathing, blocked sinuses, skin irritation, asthma or a sore throat. In worst cases, mold has even caused death in highly sensitive persons.
If you suspect you have a mold problem, you should take swift action now. Waiting and procrastinating only makes the situation worse in terms of cost and health problems. To have your home freed of mold, contact us today. You can contact us through our toll-free line: 1-800-830-3324 or email us at email@example.com.