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The Warnings Signs of Mold

3/10/2021 (Permalink)

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Finding mold in your home is every homeowner's nightmare. Yet its presence is more common than you may think.

It is estimated that approximately 70% of homes have some form and in Tallahassee, Florida we are at the height of mold season.

But with the number of homes affected being so high, it must mean that the signs of mold aren’t as obvious as seeing patches on your walls. If so it would surely be higher on the list of issues for tenants and homeowners alike.

So what are the signs of mold that you should pay attention to? Read on as what you find out may surprise you.

Something Doesn’t Smell Right

Another way that mold in your home makes its presence known is through your nose. The reason is due to microbial volatile organic compounds which are a byproduct of mold growth. The fact that they are volatile means that they can travel through surfaces, which means that their scent may be an early indicator of mold that you can take action on.

So what should you look out for?

Smells can vary but the most common could be likened to the musty earthy tone you get from opening an old book that has been on the shelf for too long.

If this rings a bell for one of your rooms then take note.

Don’t Ignore What’s Right in Front of You 

While it may be one of the more obvious signs of mold, ignoring visible indicators in your home is easy to do.

Action is often taken when patches of different colors appear on a wall, ceiling, or even bathroom tiles. But your house could be giving you other signals.

As damp conditions encouraging the growth of household mold, this has a knock-on effect on paintwork and wallpaper. Cracks that appear in paint and peeling wallpaper can easily be left to form part of a DIY list however your home could also be screaming to you that it has a problem.

You should especially take note if you have had any flooding, no matter how little it may have been, as it could spell the start of a longer and far grander problem.

Pay Attention to the Signs of Mold 

The signs of mold are obvious when you know what to look for. We hope our informative post can help you to stay on top of any potential signs of household mold.

If you tick any of the boxes, live in the Tallahassee area, and need a solution we would be more than happy to help you. With over 50 years of experience, SERVPRO is a name you can trust. Contact us today.

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