Seeing mold in your home or business can be unsettling. You may be wondering if there are ways to tell if there is mold in your home that you can’t see. Mold is tricky, and can often fly under the radar. Many times, though, there are indications that you may want to get your home inspected for mold or seek out mold removal services. Here are some red flags that may be a sign of mold growing in your residential or commercial property.
High humidity provides a perfect environment for mold growth. If your indoor humidity is above the recommended levels, it may contribute to mold cultivation. The ideal indoor humidity level is between thirty and fifty percent. If you have trouble with high humidity, it may benefit you to invest in a dehumidifier in order to assist you in preventing mold. Contact a mold removal professional right away if your humidity is high to ensure this did not cause any mold damage, or other damage for that matter.
Do you find that your home has a lingering mildew or musty smell that just won’t go away? If you are stuck dealing with this smell no matter how much you clean or use air fresheners, you may be dealing with a mold problem.
Cosmetic Or Structural Damage To Your Home
Mold can wreak havoc on its host, eating away at and damaging your home’s building materials or your personal belongings. Some general signs to look out for include swelling and warping building materials, peeling of paint or wallpaper, discoloration of belongings or building materials, and even cracking in your foundation.
Previous Water Damage
Mold tends to thrive in areas that provide high moisture levels. If your home currently has water damage or signs of previous water damage, it could be beneficial to speak with someone about the possibility of mold in your home. Mold can grow in areas behind damaged walls and still cause problems to the structural integrity of the home and can even affect your health.
One of the most common concerns when it comes to mold is how it can affect your health. It is true that mold can create a bunch of negative health effects for yourself and those inside of your home or business. Depending on the type of mold and how long you have been exposed, the symptoms can range from mild annoyances to very severe and even life threatening. If you feel like you are constantly under the weather and can’t seem to manage your health, checking for mold may be the answer to getting these issues under control. Though the symptoms range drastically case by case, some of the most common indicators include:
- Respiratory infections and issues
- Asthma attacks
- Cold and flu-like symptoms
- Weakened immune system and frequent illness
- Infections, rashes, and dry, irritated skin
- Constant headaches
- Sinus infections
- Heightened allergies and allergy symptoms such as itchy, watery eyes, irritated nose and through, sneezing, coughing
If you suspect there may be mold lurking in your residential or commercial property, Full Service Property Restoration can help. Our team of highly trained experts will put in the time and effort to get your home or business completely mold free. We offer 24/7 emergency services so we are always here if you need our help. Contact us today to get started.