Are you not sure how to detect mold in your home? Below are some signs that mold may be growing in your home. If you discover mold, it is important to have the air and walls tested to determine the level of growth by a professional.
Visible Mold Growth
The easiest way to detect mold in your home is by seeing visible growth. This can appear along any surface but is most common along windowsills, ceilings and in corners. While the appearance of mold is a clear and obvious indication that you have a problem, the more hazardous types of mold are often unseen.
If you are experiencing a musty, damp smell around your home, mold is probably the culprit. The scent will linger, regardless of lit candles or air freshener. If the mold has spread enough to smell, it should be taken care of promptly.
Signs of Water Damage
Moisture and humidity are key to fostering mold growth, both of which can stem from water damage. If you are living in a flood zone or have experienced flooding in your home previously, having a mold remediation expert examine the affected area can limit the problem and prevent it from spreading. If you have a leaky roof or leaky pipes, the areas hit by the water should be examined for mold growth as well. Any water damage should be cleaned and dried immediately to prevent problems from forming.
Mold contains toxins that can present in your health when exposed for too long:
- Trouble breathing
- Inflamed skin
- Internal injury
- Throat problems
- Mental Impairment
Mold Remediation and Removal in Eastern Massachusetts
If you suspect your home has a mold problem, contact Infinity Abatement immediately. We are available 24/7 to provide estimates on removing mold from your home through call or text in our expansive service area across Massachusetts. To contact Infinity Abatement, call or text us at 978-994-8734 or fill out our online contact form.