Over the last few decades, the threat of mold growth in homes has gained increased attention. Mold can cause major damage to the structure of your home, and even worse, it can make your family members ill.
Though mold is sometimes easy to spot on your ceiling or walls, it is unfortunately sometimes nearly impossible to identify without professional assistance. Mold can grow inside walls, in crawl spaces, and other areas where you may not be able to see it. However, mold does usually leave behind signs that you can look out for.
Signs of mold growth
Here are some signs to look for that might indicate mold growth in your home:
- Growth that is visible on your walls or ceilings. Mold can come in a variety of colors, and any stains or spots may be mold.
- Water stains or areas that are excessively moist. Mold usually grows when there is too much moisture, so leaking pipes and other problems frequently lead to mold growth. If you notice any dampness anywhere in your home, you will want to get the area inspected for mold.
- Musty or damp odors in any area of your home. If you’ve noticed a strange smell that doesn’t seem to go away in any room of your house, there’s a good chance that water damage and mold growth are the culprits.
Health problems caused by mold
Not every kind of mold is dangerous, and some people won’t have any reaction to even the more dangerous kinds of growth. However, if anyone in your home has been feeling inexplicably ill or fatigued, that’s a good sign you may have a mold problem. Here are some of the symptoms of mold exposure:
- Allergy-like symptoms, including congestion, coughing, a sore throat, and itchy eyes.
- Recurring headaches, specifically when you are in a certain location.
- Feelings of fatigue or exhaustion.
- Confused and muddled thinking. This is a sign of prolonged exposure to certain kinds of toxic molds, and it’s important that you get the problem taken care of right away.
Mold growth in your home can be a real danger, so you’ll want to get any growth taken care of as soon as possible. Fortunately, your Panhandle mold remediation specialists can take care of the problem once and for all!