Mold is an insidious invader that compromises the health and comfort of your home. These fungal growths prefer dark, enclosed areas, which makes can make it difficult to detect a problem. Here are some signs that your home might be suffering from a hidden mold problem.
Airborne mold spores enter the nasal passages and irritate ears, nose, and throat. Advanced infestations can produce enough particles to settle deep into the lungs. This can cause or exasperate existing respiratory issues.
If someone in your home seems to be suffering from allergic reactions, mold might be the cause. These symptoms are clues that your home may be filled with airborne spores.
- -Constant sore or scratchy throat
- -Watery or itchy eyes
- -Sneezing, coughing, and wheezing
- -Rashes and other skin irritations
These signs are general and could easily be due to other causes. However, if the symptoms only occur or get worse when you're indoors, you may need to start searching for mold growths.
Mold growths generally attach themselves to surfaces that are near a steady supply of moisture. Look around your property for signs of water damage that might make the ideal environment for mold. Check for:
-Leaky pipes and faucets
-Sections of walls and flooring that are cooler than the surrounding area
-Cracked or crumbling floor tiles
-Buckling around the bottom portion of walls
-Deteriorating wood, stone, or other natural materials
-Brown stains that spread out in a wavy circular pattern
Use our eyes and nose to check water-damaged areas for active growths. Repair any water damage you find promptly to reduce the likelihood of mold growths.
The smell of mold is easily recognizable. However, deeply buried mold damage can be masked by other household smells, making it almost impossible to pinpoint the source. Follow these steps to track down moldy smells.
-Open windows and doors to clear out any scents from home fragrances, food, and other heavy smells.
-Walk slowly around your home, breathing deeply in order to detect any musty scents.
-Try searching at different heights. Start at floor level and work your way up the walls and around furniture. Be sure to include carpets and rugs in your investigation.
-Use a flashlight to peer behind large pieces of furniture, in cabinets, and around enclosed pipes and plumbing.
This method takes time and patience. Thoroughly inspect your entire home for visual confirmation of infestation.
CCS Cleaning and Restoration helps businesses and homeowners recover from mold infestations. Our mold remediation services will restore our property to pristine condition and reduce the negative effects of mold in your indoor environment.
Contact us for more information on how mold remediation services can help you protect the health of your buildings.