Mold growth is a silent enemy in your home or place of business. If mold goes undetected, it can cause health problems and even death. There are many signs that you may have mold growing somewhere in your home or business.
1. You Visibly See Unusual Growths
If you actually see unusual growths on walls or ceilings, it’s probably mold. Some types of mold are not harmful and some are a health concern. Mold comes in many different colors. Some types of mold look like clusters of back spots. Mold can also be gray, brown, white or green. If you see mold, call a mold removal services company.
2. There are Unexplained Health Problems
If mold has been growing for some time, you, your family or co-workers may experience health problems. The biggest health problem that mold can cause is respiratory issues. If anyone has constant, long-term coughing, prolonged trouble breathing, frequent sneezing, itchy eyes, a sore throat or congested sinuses, mold may be the culprit. If you find mold, you may want to call a professional for mold removal services.
3. You Have Experienced Flooding in the Past
If you ever experienced flooding and didn’t get a professional water damage clean up or restoration, mold may have grown. It’s not too late to call for mold removal services.
4. You Notice Water Marks on Ceilings or Walls
If you notice water marks on ceilings or walls that look wet and are slowly get larger, you may have water damage. Sometimes mold will grow in attics or on materials in between the floors. You or a contractor may actually have to look in the attic or behind drywall to see active mold growth.
5. You Notice a Slow Leak
If you notice a slow leak under a sink, keep an eye on it. You might actually see mold growing on the wood. You may want to check under the shelf to make sure there’s not mold growing under it.
6. You Notice Unusual and Unexplained Smells
Mold can have a musty or unusual smell. If you have an unexplained smell, look around. Mold may be the reason.
7. There is Humidity or Condensation on the Windows
If you live and work in a part of the country that is humid year-round, you are more likely to have mold growth. If you actually see humidity on the windows, that’s a perfect condition for mold growth. If you find mold growing, call for mold removal and remediation services Baton Rouge LA or in Los Angeles, CA, for example.
8. You Notice Warping or Deterioration
Sometimes you’ll notice walls or doors warping because of humidity. You may even see paint chipping or peeling. This is a sign you might have mold growth. It may be time to call for mold removal services.
9. You Notice Rust on Metal Surfaces
Another sign of humidity in a home is rust on metal surfaces. This means it’s time to look around for mold.
Mold and Bleach
Some people think they can remove mold with bleach. Not only is bleach inefficient in removing mold, but there are many dangers of bleach use. Bleach can’t kill mold on porous surfaces. Bleach is dangerous to breathe as well. Also, never mix bleach with any other cleaning solution. The fumes can be toxic and deadly.
Mold removal services test mold for the level of toxicity. They can determine the type of mold that’s growing. They also use non-bleach mold remedies. This is best for the total and complete removal of mold. It’s also best for your health.
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