4 Signs of Mold You CANNOT ignore

4 Signs of Mold You CANNOT ignore

Mold growth can be a very stressful thing to deal with as a homeowner. Many homeowners begin to see signs but are not able to trace it back to mold. Furthermore, mold growth can lead to serious health problems for everyone living in a home.

Below, we will outline 4 important signs of mold you absolutely should NOT ignore.

 

1: Foul Smells 

Mold typically tends to have a strong musty or mushroom-like smell in places where it is growing. When mold eats, grows and multiplies, it releases Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds (MVOC). Simply put, MVOC can be released into the air which can be potentially harmful to your health. People with asthma can also suffer more from these compounds.

2: Growing black spots

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of homeowners are unaware that they have mold in the early stages of it. Are you seeing dark black areas in your home that have moisture? & If you see issues like these, then having a mold inspection completed would be the best route to take to verify. Check out one of our recommend mold inspectors by clicking here.

 

3: Health Issues

Indoor mold can begin to affect the health of residents who are exposed to it. You or a family member may experience symptoms of mold exposure, such as itchy, watery eyes, runny/blocked nose, sore throat, sneezing, headaches, and respiratory issues.

 

4: Warping & Rust

Materials such as drywall and wood can warp if moisture is present. Warped walls may mean a mold problem is present. Additionally, condensation could cause rusting in the home. If you notice rust on pipes you may have a higher moisture level and mold problems. This can be in more present in homes built before 1975.

 

Conclusion

Ignoring these signs could mean damage to your health & your property. What a lot of homeowners don’t know is that if the mold is a result of water damage, then it may be covered under the policy. This could easily save you $3,000 – $5,000 in remediation & repair cost. 

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