Here are the top signs of a possible mold problem in your home.
Have you had recent water damage?
Water damage from leaky or burst pipes can lead to mold, as moisture creates an ideal environment for mold spores to thrive.
Has your home has experienced any flooding in the past, if yes, then it’s very likely that you have some form of mold growth.
High humidity can produce condensation and excess water, providing an ample food source for mold.
A lot of condensation means that there is a lot of moisture and there could potentially be a mold problem.
Drywall and wood can warp if moisture is present and may mean a mold problem is present.
Moisture issues can lead to paint chipping, wallpaper peeling, and other materials deteriorating.
Do you smell a musty or moldy odor in your home? The worse the smell the higher the possibility of mold growing in that location.
Visible signs of mold growth
Some molds might appear white, other molds can appear in patches of small back spots. Mold might be gray, brown, black, gray/green, or white. Mold that grows behind vinyl and wallpaper might be orange, pink, or purple.
Do you suffer symptoms of mold exposure, such as itchy, watery eyes, sore throat, sneezing or headaches.
Musty smelling clothes in your washer
if you wash a load of laundry and leave it sit overnight, it will most likely smell a little musty but that is normal. But if this happens after only a few hours, there could be a a problem.
Common Mold Types
Mold in your home or even business can cause severe damage to your property and/or health. Many people do not appear to be affected by everyday exposure to mold. However, people who have allergies, asthma or a weakened immune system may be more at risk. If you suspect your house has mold, contact a professional mold remediation company immediately. First Choice Restoration offers safe and affordable mold inspection and mold removal services throughout Philadelphia Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
About First Choice Restoration
First Choice Restoration is a water, mold, fire, and smoke remediation company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. The company also operates additional offices throughout other areas of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, and Delaware. The company has been assisting homeowners and businesses with water, mold, fire, and smoke cleanup for over 40 years.