Just as the common cold or flu wreaks havoc on our bodies in the winter, so does mold on our homes. While you may not hear your home coughing or sneezing, you may recognize these five symptoms of your home feeling a little under the weather with mold.
Damp Atmosphere in your Basement
If you can’t help but notice more moisture in the air as you walk down your basement steps, your home may be suffering from mold in its foundation. This mold is sometimes caused by excess moisture in the soil surrounding your home, as well as leaks in pipes running throughout the lower half of your home.
Cracking Sounds as you Walk
As mold spreads throughout your home, wood quickly becomes a major target. Pay close attention to the noises that you hear as you walk through the house. Are they louder or more frequent than usual? It may be more than just a squeaky floorboard.
There may be more than just your family in your home. If you notice a furry visitor or two, such as mice or rats running around your basement, you may want to investigate the means by which they entered your home . Mold can easily lead to the deterioration of structures that keep these unwanted visitors out, and if they’re getting in, it could be a bad sign for the health of your house.
Lack of Ventilation
Although unplanned openings in the structure of your house can attract pests, there are a few intentional airways that should be kept open for proper ventilation of your home. If one of these openings is blocked by a plant or object outside of your home, you may notice a lack of airflow in your basement, making the perfect conditions for mold to thrive in that part of the house.
The Fix? A Prescription for Professional Mold Remediation
If the mold cold has your home in less than great shape, don’t let it suffer for too long. Seek professional assistance for testing and remediation to have your home feeling like new for spring.
Mold Prevention And Mold Remediation From Environmental Consulting And Contracting Group
If you are ready to say goodbye to water in your home or business once and for all, contact the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group. We have over 30 years of combined experience in professional mold remediation and basement waterproofing, so rest assured that we will find and remove the problem once and for all. 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+.