Growing Suspicions: Here’s How to Tell If Your House Has Mold
As a homeowner, it seems like there’s always something that needs your attention—windows crack, HVAC units break, electrical systems become outdated—but because these are easy to see, it’s easy for you to know when to address them. Unfortunately, that’s not the case with mold growth. Because mold growth usually starts where you can’t see it, it may be months or years before you actually realize you have mold in your home. The experts at Rhino Waterproofing Solutions have come up with 5 signs to look for when it comes to mold growth, so you can take action quickly and restore your home to a better, healthier condition with mold remediation.
Musty and Damp Smells Are Filling Your Home
Odors that are musty and damp are usually a good indication that there is mold present. Although different types of mold emit different types of smells, if you start to smell an odor in your home that you’ve never smelled before, you should consider scheduling an appointment with a mold removal expert. The sooner you can pinpoint why there’s a strange odor in your home, the sooner you’ll be able to remove any potentially harmful mold.
Certain Areas Are Collecting Water or Moisture
If you’ve been noticing more condensation on your windows or a build up of moisture on your pipes, it means that the climate of your home’s interior is excessively damp. Because mold thrives in this type of climate, your home is creating the perfect environment for it to grow. In order to decrease the amount of moisture that’s in your home, you should consider setting up dehumidifiers in rooms. However, it’s important to note that dehumidifiers will only get rid of the excess moisture in your home, not any mold that may be present. To get rid of any possible mold growth, you must have it removed and the infected area restored.
Your Home Has Experienced Flooding In the Past
More often than not, homes that have had a flood or floods in the past are prone to mold growth in the present or future. Whether your toilet has overflowed, your basement flooded, your roof leaked or your sewer backed up, the walls, ceilings and floors are more likely to grow mold. While this should result in bubbles or cracks in wall paint or wallpaper, warping in floors or discoloration of areas, this may take time. Don’t wait for the visible signs—if you think your past flooding has led to mold growth, contact the experts at Rhino.
Certain Health Conditions Are Developing
From causing nosebleeds to impacting breathing, increasing congestion to triggering headaches, breathing in mold can wreak havoc on your health. If you’re noticing that you’re either starting to experience symptoms like these or your chronic health conditions (IE asthma) are getting worse, it may be from living in a home with mold. To prevent these conditions from worsening, it’s crucial that you make a mold inspection appointment as soon as possible.
You Can See Mold Spores
As soon as you see mold spores in your home, you know it’s time to schedule a mold remediation appointment. Typically, mold spores will either be black, green, brown or white, and
the growth will usually look fuzzy. Because mold grows best in warm, damp locations, bathroom, basement and attic walls may be the first places that you notice mold spores.
Whether you know that there is mold in your home or you are afraid there may be, the mold remediation experts at Rhino Waterproofing Solutions will take care of it! From inspecting your home to removing any that may be present to restoring your home to a healthier condition, we’ve got you—and your home—covered. Contact us today to schedule your mold remediation appointment!