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Signs Your Home or Building Has Mold

2/1/2023 (Permalink)

man holding piece of ceiling with mold Mold can be hiding anywhere, from the floor to the ceiling.

There are so many homes and buildings that have mold, but their owners do not know it. If this problem is not checked for regularly, home and business owners may end up with a serious, expensive problem. Be aware of the warning signs of the spread of mold.

You Recently Had Water Damage

Mold can appear after water damage as quickly as 24-48 hours. If you recently had water damage, or even a water leak, it’s always a good idea to fix the leak, clean and restore rooms affected by the damage, and regularly check for mold. The longer it goes unchecked, the more it spreads, and becomes more difficult to contain and remediate. 

Allergy Symptoms Emerge From People in Your Household

Mold can cause allergies when present. If a member of your family displays allergy symptoms, this may be a sign that there is mold present in your home. Do their eyes water when they enter a certain room? Have they been feeling congested? Do their symptoms change when they leave the house? While it’s possible for someone to simply have a cold, it’s important to pay attention to the causes of illness. 

Mold is Visible

Mold can be anywhere in your home. If you spot a patch out in the open, this is a sign that may you have a big problem on your hands. The most common places to find mold are the basement, bathrooms, and attic. If mold exists where you can see it, there may be mold in hidden areas. It is easy to distinguish mold from soap scum in your shower or bathtub. However, in the basement, cellar, or garage, mold may blend in with the color of the walls or flooring. If you feel you can’t check the house or building alone, ask someone to assist. Damp places are a breeding ground for mold, so check in these areas first.

A Strange Odor Is Present

When you step into your home after a long day, do you smell something unusual? You may assume that a skunk is hiding in the bushes near the door, or that your spouse burned dinner. But, strange and persistent odors may be a sign that mold hides within the walls or under the furniture.

No matter how persistent you are with your cleaning schedule, mold may still grow. Be thorough when you search and take action when necessary. The health and happiness of your family or workers should take center stage.

SERVPRO of Natick/Milford is the premier mold remediation company in the Greater Boston area. If you find or suspect mold, do not wait! Contact us at (774) 290-4300 to deal with it right away.

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