3 Signs You Have a Mold Problem in Your Home

//3 Signs You Have a Mold Problem in Your Home

Living in South Florida comes with many benefits to it. However, there’s no such thing as a place having no negatives to it, and that applies to South Florida too. Due to Florida’s humid and hot climate, people flock to the state looking to relax in the sun. But people aren’t all that reside in Florida for the climate. Mold also loves to bask in the humid and heat that South Florida has to offer. And what better place for mold to thrive than in the warm, wet corners of your home. Having mold happens to the best of us. No matter how clean you are there simply is no way of preventing it. Mold especially enjoys growing in areas where there are leaks and plumbing issues, making pipes, the bathroom, and the laundry room some of its favorite spots. The only way to get rid of mold is to have an expert come on out and treat it. However, before this happens you are going to need to pick up on a few signs that you even have a mold problem, to begin with.

Sign 1: A Musky Odor

Mold, like most things, has its very own odor to it. It is usually a muskier smell that when you smell it, you know exactly what it is. A key way of figuring out if the smell is mold or some other part of your home is to follow the odor around the home. If you walk into a room and it seems the smell has increased significantly, then you may have mold growing in the room. On the other hand, if you walk in the opposite direction and smell odorless and less, then you could have mold.

Sign 2: Health Issues

Another way of figuring out if mold has made itself at home in your house is to pay close attention to your health. Mold will sometimes affect people over time, and the more it grows the more you are going to feel it. This occurs because of mold spores and how they tend to travel in the air. Breathing this in is naturally going to affect you, and not in a good way. This is especially true for those who have asthma or a compromised immune system. Because you are breathing in the spores, the respiratory system is most likely to feel the brunt of it. This could result in worsening asthma or an increase in coughing. People without asthma or underlying conditions may notice they begin to wheeze, cough, have headaches, and feel congested. In the worst-case scenarios, fever and shortness of breath have occurred. However, catching the mold sooner rather than later may prevent many of these symptoms from happening.

Sign 3: Damage to Your Home

One of the more obvious signs of mold is when you begin to notice damage to your home. Mold damage comes in many forms such as wallpaper peeling or looking darker, paint chipping or looking darker, and furniture appliances deteriorating. If you notice that any of this has randomly happened with no real reason, it may be the product of mold. Because of how secretive mold tends to be, you may not even notice the damage getting worse over time until it already has reached the point of being severe. Once you are at this point the best thing to do is call Tri-County Restoration, Inc. and have one of our team members perform a mold test. This way you can know for sure that this is the cause of your property damage.

If any of the above signs sound like something you are currently familiar with, then don’t waste any more time and reach out to one of our team members today. The last thing you want to do is wait it out and see if the situation gets better. Trust us, mold never gets better on its own. It takes a professional to truly get rid of the mold. Don’t risk your health or damage to your home, have a mold test done today. To learn more about common signs of mold in the home, or our mold services, give us a call today at (888) 906-0188.

By | 2021-02-12T18:17:51-05:00 January 30th, 2021|Mold Damage|Comments Off on 3 Signs You Have a Mold Problem in Your Home

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