If you notice a harsh, musty odor, in various locations throughout your home, you may be smelling mold! Not only is mold detrimental to the structure of your home, but breathing it in can also be the source of many health problems. A noticeable smell of mold in your home could mean it’s time for some odor damage control. Are you hoping to get rid of that musty smell? Consider what exactly you are breathing in and how to get rid of it right away!
What IS that Smell, Exactly?
Most likely, you are smelling the gas produced by the mold called microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC). These compounds produce the musty smell most often identified as mold. Factors such as moisture levels, light, and the temperature of the room that the mold is growing in could also affect its scent. Not only is this an unpleasant scent to have in your home, but it is also a dangerous one for your health, and may even lead to symptoms such as sore throats, digestive issues, sinus issues, and other respiratory complications.
Removing the Scent of Mold
The best way to eliminate the scent of mold from your home is to eliminate the source of the smell. For this, it is best to call in a team of professional mold remediation specialists to remove the mold and in turn, alleviate the nasty odor forming in your home. Until then, try to eliminate all potential sources of excess moisture in your home, as they could be the source of the mold growth that you are smelling.
Protect the Air Quality of Your Home for the Future
If you are ever unsure if mold spores are affecting the air quality of your home, a team of mold professionals will be able to help with mold testing services. Once the professionals remove dangerous mold from your home, they can also help you to prevent future mold growth in your home. One easy way to prevent mold is to ensure that there are no leaks throughout your home, as leaky pipes and cracks in your home foundation may often be the sources of mold.
Call In The Experts At Environmental Consulting & Contracting Today
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+.