Even if your home is spotless, you may have mold or mildew growing in places you can’t see. When left untreated, mold and mildew can become a huge problem quickly, so if you’re a homeowner, being able to identify warning signs is critical to the health of your family and the integrity of your home.
A Strange Odor
Luckily, mold and mildew have a very distinct and strong odor. So, even if mold is hiding behind your drywall or wallpaper, you can have a vague idea of where it’s coming from. Typically, if the musty smell is confined to one room, the mold or mildew growth will just be in that space. However, if the smell is all over your home, it may be a bigger problem with mold in your crawlspace, on floor joists or wall studs from an unknown leak in your home’s exterior.
Do you find yourself waking up with horrible congestion in the morning that slowly dissipates throughout the day when you’re at work or out of the house? You may have a mold problem! Other symptoms of toxic mold exposure can be headaches, chronic sinus infections, or even asthma or fatigue. If you and your family only experience these symptoms in your home, it’s definitely time to call a professional to assess the problem or do a mold remediation.
Presence of Mold
There’s nothing like seeing mold to confirm your suspicions! If you see any kind of mold, it means that moisture is getting into your home and not drying out. This could be indicative of structural problems or leaks in your foundation or exterior of your home, depending on where the mold is located. Regardless, seeing mold in your home is indicative of a bigger problem, as mold can spread to sheetrock and insulation. If these parts of your home become infested with mold, it can be costly to fix or replace them.
Eliminate Mold Today with Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest,Twitter, and Google+.