It’s a concern if you see or smell mold in your home. The mold of any kind may be harmful to the health of you and your family and must be eradicated.
Mold growth starts off small, but soon spreads largely. Unless it exists in a remote place, you’ll typically notice it right away. As you’ve just learned, mold in the house is quite harmful. However, it’s typically easy to see if you know what to look for. The following are some important indicators to pay attention to that may just be saying that you have little spots of mold in your house.
- The odor of mold. Molds do not all generate an odor, although many do. Mold may be present in your home if you notice a persistent musty odor.
- Appearance of mold. Some molds have a white, thread-like appearance. Others appear as little back patches in bunches. Mold can be gray-brown in color, black in color, gray-green in color, or white. Mold can appear orange, pink, or purple when it develops under vinyl and wallpaper.
- Signs of water damage. Mold will develop if moisture is present for an extended period. If you detect water stains, discoloration on walls, floors, ceilings, or bubbling, cracking, or peeling paint or wallpaper in your house, you’re probably dealing with mold.
- Possibility of water leaks. Mold development from leaks isn’t always visible, particularly if the leak is buried behind a wall or another hidden surface. It’s critical to get a leak repaired as soon as possible if you see one. Little spots of moly thrive in places where condensation often forms, such as windows and metal pipes.
- Flooding in the past. If your home has been flooded in the past, it is almost certain you will have mold growth as a result.
Mold in the home may be hazardous to the home itself and to the health of your home and your family. If you suspect your house has a mold problem, get a professional mold inspection done as soon as possible. BARRIER Waterproofing Systems provides mold inspection and treatment that is safe, economical, quick, and successful.