Have you ever suspected there may be mold in your residential or commercial property, but didn’t know where to start looking? When you don’t physically see mold, there could be some other indications that mold is lurking in your property. It is always best to consult a professional like the team at All Brothers Restoration if you think you may be dealing with a mold problem. A team of experts knows exactly what to look for and can help you start the mold removal process right away. What are some of the signs that mold may be in your home in areas you cannot see or seem to find? Here is a list of a few things to keep in mind when you suspect there may be mold in your home.
In order for mold to grow and spread in your home or business, it usually needs a high amount of moisture. If your humidity is above the recommended indoor levels (between thirty percent and fifty percent) there is a chance that you are providing an ideal environment for mold to thrive. There are ways to help control the moisture levels in your home, like investing in a dehumidifier. If your humidity levels are high it may be worth talking to a professional to see if there is mold in your home.
Do you find that your home or business has a musty smell that just won’t go away no matter what you do? If this is the case, it is possible that mold is causing the smell to linger. Unless the mold is completely removed this smell will hang around in your property regardless of how clean it is or how many air fresheners you use.
Mold can cause damage to our health and wellbeing, leaving you and those in your home or business with physical symptoms of exposure. If you are constantly feeling ill or under the weather, there is a possibility that mold could be causing you some problems. There is a wide range of possible symptoms of mold exposure since there are many different types of mold, but some of the more common symptoms include:
- Allergy symptoms- runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, throat irritation
- Sinus infections
- Cold and flu like symptoms
- Frequent illness and weakened immune system
- Brain fog
- Skin rashes & irritation
Leaks and Water Damage Present
As we mentioned when we talked about humidity in your home, most types of mold require a moist environment. If there are leaks in your home or signs of previous water damage, there is a chance that mold is present. If water damage was not handled by a restoration professional, there is a possibility that some moisture was left behind. It is important to deal with leaks and water damage as quickly as possible in order to prevent mold growth as well as more extensive damage caused by the water itself.
If you think you may be dealing with a mold problem in your residential or commercial property, reach out to a professional right away. Don’t allow your health or property to suffer for another minute. All Brothers Restoration offers 24/7 emergency services so we can be there for you in your time of need. Call us today to get started on your mold removal services.