While mold is found virtually everywhere you go and is not always harmful, certain types of mold or fungi can pose a serious health risk to you and your family if they are present in your home. Mold can be a vicious fungus that can destroy the integrity of your home and cause severe health problems. If you can clearly see mold spots on your ceiling or floor your mold problem home and mold is attaching it from the inside. if this is the case you need to call professional help immediately. The following will give you more suggestions to look for to see if you could have a mold problem. There are telltale signs.
Does Your Basement Have a History of Flooding?
If so we all know mold grows in damp areas. Remove all porous items that have been wet for more than 48 hours and that cannot be thoroughly cleaned and dried. These items can remain a source of mold growth. Porous, hard-to-clean items include carpeting and carpet padding, upholstery, wallpaper, drywall, ceiling tiles, insulation material, some clothing, leather, paper, some wood and wood products, and food. Removal and cleaning are important because even dead mold can cause allergic reactions. Dealing with mold is not a do-it-yourself project if you have respiratory problems or are immunocompromised.
High Humidity Climate
High heat (between 77 and 87 degrees), humidity (between 62 and 93 percent), create the ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive. That’s why June-August promotes mold growth more than any other month. Warm temperatures and high humidity set the stage for mold and mildew.
What Does a Mold Odor Smell Like?
Mold does not always have a strong smell but when it is present, it’s often described as musty. Others have described mold smelling earthy, meaty, or resembling the odor of wet socks or rotten wood. For many homeowners, the smell is unpleasant and pungent. It is best to contact a professional who can tell you exactly what you are dealing with if you suspect a musty smell.
Do Your Walls Look Bloated?
Drywall and wood can easily warp when there is moisture present in your home. When this area is affected, it poses an even bigger problem since the moisture will seep through the wood and become stuck between the board and the wall, creating a perfect environment for mold. This bloated look is a red flag for mold. Call a mold removal service as soon as possible.
Is Anyone in the Family Experiencing Nosebleeds or Headaches?
Both of these symptoms are common side effects of breathing in mold. If you are usually not prone to either of them but are suddenly having regular headaches or nosebleeds that could be a sign of a mold problem.
If the fungus has already started growing, you need mold remediation services. Contact mold remediation professional for an immediate consultation. The biggest problem with mold is that it can spread easily and is very difficult to get rid of.
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