There are some common signs that indicate you may have a mold and odor problem in your home. We at ServiceMaster Restoration by The Griffin Company would like to make you aware of these signs and to let you know that we are here to help you rid your home of mold and unwanted odors. Below are some common signs to watch for that could indicate you have mold growing in your home.
If you are having a problem with allergies, then there’s a good chance there could be mold growing somewhere in your home. Common allergic reactions to mold include sneezing, sore eyes and a runny nose or nasal congestion. Do you notice your allergic reactions are worse when you’re at home, but you feel better when you go out? If so, then it’s especially likely you could have mold. If you find that your allergies are worse in some other building, like your workplace, then there could be mold growing there instead.
Smelling a Mold Odor
When you have mold growing hidden away in your house, often a moldy smell might be the only clue that it’s there. Don’t ignore mold odors if you can’t see any mold. You should thoroughly inspect your home before any mold problems get worse.
Seeing Signs of Mold Growth
Visible mold growth might seem like an obvious sign of mold. However, many people don’t notice small amounts of mold growth or they think it’s just soot or dirt. Sometimes people simply ignore visible mold in their house.
If you can see mold growth, even if it’s only small, you should act immediately. Small mold patches can spread and the fact that there is any mold shows that the conditions in your home are right for mold to grow.
Sometimes you might not realize there is mold in your house, especially if it is unusual looking mold. Some mold growth looks white and thread-like. Other mold appears as clusters of small black spots. Mold can be black, gray-brown, gray-green or white in color. Mold growing behind wallpaper made of vinyl can even appear orange, pink or purple.
Signs of Water Problems
If you have had any long-term moisture problems in your house it’s usually inevitable they will lead to mold beginning to grow. So, if you know you’ve had some water problems in your home then it’s a pretty good sign you could have mold.
Some signs that you have a moisture problem include water stains or discoloration on walls, floors or ceilings in your house. Seeing these could be a clue that there is mold growing within or behind the material.
Another sign of a moisture problem is surface abnormalities like peeling, bubbling or cracking of the paint or wallpaper. If your walls are bowed, bulging or warped it probably means moisture has gotten into them. Another clue is if the surface of walls or other materials feel damp.
We at ServiceMaster Restoration by The Griffin Company hope this information was helpful. Please call us if we can help with a mold or odor problem in your home or office. We have well trained professionals that can uncover the problem and quick remove the mold and odor problem. We are local to Mobile and Baldwin Counties in Alabama, we are here 24 hours a day ready to help. Please visit our website at www.servicemasternow.com to learn more about us.