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Signs You Have a Mold Problem

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Mold growth can often go undetected for some time. If it is left for too long, mold can cause extensive damage. Check your home for these signs to avoid any potential mold damage in your space. 

1. A Strange Odor

Mold growth can cause your house to smell strange and feel stuffy. If you’re noticing a difference in your air quality, it could be due to mold. Mold is almost always accompanied by an unpleasant smell. It may smell like wet socks or rotting wood. As mold grows, there will most certainly be a foul odor. 

2. Warping

Many of the materials in your house can warp when they are affected by mold. Drywall, plastic, vinyl, and other materials throughout your house can be weakened by mold. When you can see warping in your walls, ceiling, or floors, there is likely a mold problem. 

3. Condensation

Condensation is often a sign of mold growth. If there is condensation, there is likely a lot of moisture. If there is a lot of moisture, there is likely mold growth. Anywhere there is condensation built up, there is a breeding ground for mold. 

4. Health Problems

When mold is growing in your house, your health may be affected. If you have an allergy to mold and have experience prolong exposure, you may experience itchy, watery eyes, a runny nose, sore throat, headaches, and other respiratory issues. If you have someone in the house with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues, be wary of mold growth. 

5. Rust 

When there are high amounts of moisture and condensation, it is often accompanied by rust and mold growth. If you’re noticing rust on your pipes, there are likely high levels of moisture. Be sure to check for the cause of the rust and any of the potential mold growth in the surrounding areas. 

6. Visible Mold

This is an obvious one—if you see mold, you have a mold problem. Mold often grows in places that are difficult to see. If you are seeing visible mold growth, be sure to check unseen areas for extensive mold growth. 

7. Water Leaks 

Because mold needs moisture to grow, water leaks are often a sign there is mold growth nearby. Water can seep into unseen places and cause mold growth in hidden places. Leaking pipes, a leaking ceiling, or other leaks can easily lead to mold. If you’re patching up some water leaks, be sure to check for mold. 

8. Past Flooding

If you’ve had a flood in your home in the past, there may still be some residual moisture somewhere. This often means mold growth will follow. 

Mold growth can be damaging to your home and health if left unchecked. If you suspect mold growth, contact the pros at RestoreMasters! We can restore your home to its former glory and have you living in a mold-free space again in no time.

 

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