The Telltale Signs of Mold

Early detection of a mold problem in your home allows you to address the situation before it gets out of hand. Seek mold treatment if you discover any of these tell-tale signs.

  • Visible patches of mold are the most obvious signs. Some people assume that it’s just dirt, so don’t take any sightings for granted. Small colonies can spread quickly, or they may be an outgrowth of larger hidden patches, so take action regardless of the size.
  • When it comes to mold, the nose knows. Mold has a distinct musty smell that’s hard to ignore. Do you find that you’re sneezing and displaying other allergic symptoms that improve when you’re away from home? This is an indicator of a possible mold issue.
  • Mold relies on water to grow, so if your home has moisture problems or has recently flooded, the conditions are right. Peeling paint and wallpaper, condensation on windows and pipes, and water stains on walls, ceilings and floors are indicators of excess moisture. You should also keep an eye on sites of water leaks for possible mold growth.
  • Toxic varieties such as black mold can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches, memory loss and dizziness. These effects are more severe than the allergic distress caused by mold. Again, if your symptoms improve when you’re outside the home, they are likely the result of a mold infestation.

If you suspect the presence of mold in your home, don’t tackle the problem on your own. Our professionally trained mold treatment experts will safely and quickly remove the infestation using our eco-friendly MoldExterm process. Visit our website to schedule a free mold inspection.