Does Your Home Have Mold?
Nobody wants to hear that their home has a mold problem. It can be damaging to both your house and your health. Since mold has a tendency to hide and grow beyond the naked eyed, you might not know if your home has a problem. Here’s a few things that could signal a mold infestation in your home.
A strange smell. Mold has a specific, musty smell that lingers. If you have an area in your home with an unusual smell that won’t go away - you might have mold. Mold can hide within your walls or behind wallpaper, so it might not be visible to the naked eye. It typically lives in moist areas so pay extra attention to unusual smells in your bathrooms, kitchen, basement and laundry room.
The appearance of mold. Mold is usually visually easy to distinguish, but it may be difficult to find. As mentioned above, it might be hiding. Investigate further by looking in basement corners, behind furniture, and checking places where water might pool.
Sickness. Since mold can hide within walls, it might be difficult to know that you have a problem. If you feel sick at home, but the feeling subsides after leaving for work, the culprit could be mold. Look for symptoms like: congestion, headache, sore throat, coughing, rashes, and/or difficulty breathing. If these feeling vanish after exiting your home, there’s a good chance you have a mold problem.
If you suspect you have mold in your home, it's best to contact a professional for proper removal. Mold exposure can be dangerous and it’s not something to attempt on your own.