4 Indications That You May Have Mold Growing in Your Home

That You May Have Mold Growing in Your Home

Mold is a terrible thing to have in your home. It can cause serious health problems for you and your family, as well as structural damage to the house. Below are four tell-tale indicators that you may have mold growing in your home:

  1. Flooding or Water Leaks

If your home has ever flooded, the chances of growing molds increase significantly. Mold needs a humid environment in which to thrive, and that is often provided by a leaky faucet, a dripping pipe or a flooded basement. A leaking pipe can cause mold to grow in hard-to-spot places, such as beneath floors and behind the walls. If you notice that the paint on your walls has started to bubble or begun cracking, have it looked at immediately. This can be one of the first signs of mold growth.

  1. Musty Smells

Another surefire sign that you may have mold is a musty odor in the air. This builds up over time and may be hard to detect by a full-time resident. But if you leave for a few days and notice a distinct wet odor upon your return, or a guest makes a similar comment, it would be a good idea to have the house checked for mold growth. An inspection should lead to the source of the smell quickly.

  1. Condensation

If you notice condensation in your walls or other surfaces of your home, your house is too humid. This can lead to the growth of mold spores. Because mold needs a humid environment in which to thrive, investing in a dehumidifier to lower the moisture level in the air of your home is a good idea.

  1. Adverse Effects on Your Health

The compromised health of a family member could be the first indicator of mold growth in your home. Individuals who suffer from asthma or allergies would be most susceptible. If mold exists in your home, it could cause respiratory ailments for residents that mimic the common cold. Other symptoms of mold sickness include skin irritations, itching, and rashes.

Perfection Property Restoration is a full-service disaster restoration company that also specializes in mold remediation in the tristate area of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Don’t delay if you suspect mold is growing in your home, or if you’re suffering from water damage. Nip the situation in the bud and reach out to Perfection Property Restoration today by calling 815-427-4636 or by leaving a message on our Contact Us page.

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