Ways to Spot Mold in your Home

Ways to Spot Mold in your Home

“You have mold”…… is something every homeowner dreads to hear. Mold is a fungus which produces spores and releases them into the air. The release of spores causes mold to grow in damp areas of your home such as bathrooms and kitchens. The growth of mold can also cause major structural damage to your home, eating away at the interiors of walls as well as damage tile surfaces.

Many people are unaware they have mold until they can visibly see it or begin to smell it. Have you or the rest of your family in your home been constantly sick over and over again? There is a good chance there is mold collecting somewhere throughout your home. The implications from mold being in your home can cause respiratory problems, infections, coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, wheezing and a compromised immune system just to name a few. It is important to be able to detect any mold growing in your home so you can take the proper steps to contact professionals to eliminate it from your home.

Florida Dry Has Listed These Ways to Spot Mold in your Home

Take a Close Look in your Bathroom and Kitchen

The next time you are on your knees scrubbing down your bathroom or kitchen, look to see if you can detect any signs of mold growth. Mold can come in many different colors from brown, green, black and grey. Look for mold growth on the tile surfaces, under the sink, behind the toilet, and in the shower. If you believe you found mold growing in your bathroom or kitchen, Florida Dry is here to resolve the problem. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

Smelling for Mold

One of the ways to detect molds presence in your home is using your sense of smell. Sometimes homes have a particular smell that is damp and wet from the moment you walk in. The smell could be coming from a damp climate depending on where your living, however, most cases the pungent odor is coming from a collection of mold somewhere in your home.

A Mold Inspection of your Home

Being able to detect all the different types of mold which could be circulating through your home can be a challenge. The best way to verify if there is mold currently present in your home is to have a professional take a look. A trained professional restoration specialist can take a good look around your home to determine if there is a collection of mold anywhere. There are many places in your home where mold can aggregate, where only a trained restoration specialist would know to look for.