Top 5 Signs Your Home May Need Mold Remediation
Mold is more than just an inconvenience – it can also be damaging to your health. However, sometimes it’s not entirely obvious there’s mold growing in your space. Here are the top 5 signs your home may be in need of mold remediation.
A common sign you have mold growing around your home is the smell it gives off. If you notice a musty smell, especially in an area where there is typically moisture, it’s possible there’s mold in that area. Mold isn’t always visible, so you shouldn’t ignore the smell even if you don’t see anything.
Are there water spots and damp areas where there shouldn’t be? Those areas are a breeding ground for mold. Remember, mold and moisture go hand-in-hand and without it – mold can’t grow. That being said, if you have water damage in your home, you should check around for mold. Water damage can be tough to spot at times. Some signs you may have water damage include:
- Higher-than-usual water bills
- Dark or wet spots
- Water stains
- Cracking, bubbling or peeling of your wallpaper or paint
- Damp or musty odors
- Dripping sounds or sounds of running water
According to the EPA, indoor relative humidity should be kept below 60%. By keeping your humidity level low, you’re helping to discourage pest infestation and a mold takeover. Some ways you can improve high humidity levels in your home, include using the bathroom fan while bathing, the vent hood while cooking, using an air conditioner and a good ventilation system, replacing air filters regularly, opening windows when possible, and investing in a dehumidifier.
Many homeowners ignore leaks – until they become much larger issues. No matter how big or small, you should never ignore a leak. Even the smallest amount of water gives mold the perfect home to grow. In fact, mold is able to grow on any material as long as moisture and oxygen are present, according to the EPA. This includes materials such as: wood, paper, carpet, food, and insulation.
Last but not least, when you see visible signs of mold – then you have a mold problem. Even if you notice only a small cluster of mold spores, you should still contact a mold remediation specialist right away. Even the smallest areas of mold can spread quickly and cause even more harm to your home – and your health.
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The pros at RestoPros are here to help. Not only do we focus on mold removal, but we also focus on how to ensure it never returns again. We use industrial grade water extractors, dehumidifiers, air movers and other equipment to remove excess water make the space ready for mold remediation. At RestoPros, we offer:
- Ample Experience
- Respectful Services
- Prevention Expertise
- Emergency Service 24/7
- Fast Assessment
- Top Of The Line Equipment
- Expertise To Stop The Spread
- Provide Expert Prevention
- Sanitize, Deodorize and Purify The Air
- Extra Help With Filing Insurance Claims
Call RestoPros at (855) 587-3786 to discuss the details of mold remediation or fill out our online form and someone will contact you soon.