How to identify mold damage
Mold is not only an eyesore, but it can also be dangerous to your health. Therefore, it's important to know how to identify mold damage so you can take the appropriate steps in order to get rid of it.
First things first: Hire a certified professional to complete a thorough inspection if you discover mold in your home or even feel it might be. There's no reason to risk you or your family's health. That said, here are some signs that could indicate you have mold in your home.
Some signs that indicate mold is in your home
Mold typically appears as a dark or black patch on light-coloured surfaces, such as drywall, ceiling tiles, and insulation. If you notice any of these patches on your home, there may be a problem with moisture levels in the area which has allowed mold spores to grow. Other signs include musty smells and visible stains on indoor surfaces where water leaks or condensation has formed near windows or doors.
Mold and moisture
Identify areas in your home where moisture lives, like near windows, basements, appliances with water hookups, etc. Mold needs a lot of water to grow, so it's likely to be present where dampness or water damage has happened. And keep an eye out for peeling paint or wallpaper, warped floors and ceilings, discoloured drywall patches with an unpleasant smell. These are pretty good indicators that mold is present.
Is mold common?
Yes. Mold is common and found almost anywhere, but it thrives in dark, moist conditions. Mold spores are present in the air all around us; however, when they land on damp surfaces, they will start to grow into colonies of mold that release toxins. This is why it is critical to identify mold damage early so that you can take action against it before too much damage has been done.
What should I do if I discover mold in my home?
Mold is not only unpleasant to look at. It can also be dangerous to your health, often people with mold exposure feel sick and have no idea why. A licensed professional must assess areas with mold so that it's taken care of quickly and correctly. Call us if you discover mold in your home and our team of certified professionals will come out and thoroughly check and clean your home.