Mold and Odor a Bad Combination- There is nothing that can spoil the ambiance of a magnificent home environment more than unpleasant odors. It can be annoying at times to search for the source of this sickening odor for days—even weeks—only to come out empty-handed in the end. Maybe you found the source, but find it a challenge to completely rid your home of the bad odor. The problem is that everyone smells differently and these odors can be attributed to many sources: Biologicals (mold, roaches and other insects, pets), chemicals (vapor intrusion, spills, cleaners, solvents) and organics (dead animals, sewage, soil gases).
Mold in itself is not only an odor causing situation but a possible health hazard. Mold is a common problem, especially at home, and it can leave an odor that can persist for years. How do you know if there is mold in your home? Basically, if you can smell it, then it probably has grown larger than you want in your home. It is a microscopic organism that we shouldn’t smell (or see) in our homes.
A musty, pungent odor could indicate a sink leak or broken pipe that has given rise to mold, which loves to grow in dark, damp spots. It is a real concern for people with allergies and asthma. Both conditions can be exacerbated by mold exposure. Determining where the actual mold may be can be tricky. Sometimes it can be visible but, in many cases, it could be in your walls.
Remember all odors are not mold related, but if the smell persists and you cannot determine the source, it is better to have an expert evaluate your situation before it becomes a health hazard.
We at ServiceMaster Restore by the Griffin Company are experts in removing mold and odors from your home. Our team of professionals are backed by the highly reputable ServiceMaster name that has been a leader in fire and water damage restoration as well as mold and odor removal for many years. We are located in Baldwin County Alabama and serve all of the Mobile and Baldwin counties areas as well as the Pensacola Florida. Please visit our website at www.servicemasternow.com to learn more about us and our services.