There are quite a few symptoms of mold you may have noticed, but here are three signs of mold that you should not avoid. If you think you have seen mold, smelled mold, or had health problems from its presence, act fast to get a mold inspection so you can get it remediated!
Visual Signs of Mold
When you think of mold in your home, what image comes to mind?
A lot of people have seen the dark green or black varieties. Did you know there are more than ten thousand species of mold? Some of them are white, yellow, gray and brown in appearance.
If mold is in the walls or ducts, you may not be able to see the growth from your normal vantage points, but you may see symptoms of mold such as discoloration of the wall or floor, or a weird texture (like leather or velvet).
If you have a suspicion there is mold in your home, don’t take the chance of a health risk. Call Lead-TEK Inspections today.
What Does Mold Smell Like?
Don’t doubt your nose! Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean the mold isn’t there!
Mold can have a distinctly earthy, musty scent. A lot of times the odor will be stronger in some rooms than others. Perhaps you can only smell it in one small area of your home, even. Whether it is growing visible to the naked eye, or you suspect its presence due to the unusual odor that’s now in your garage, attic, or elsewhere in your home, the sooner you act on it, the better.
Mold can have negative effects on your health, so if you smell it, get an inspection done to locate it right away!
Is Mold Dangerous to Your Health?
A lot of people react similarly to mold as they do to allergens such as pollen, pet dander, and the like. Sinus or respiratory problems, headaches, itchy eyes or nose, and a sore throat are all common effects of mold or mildew growth.
As with any problem with your health, you should consult a doctor if you notice these symptoms. Your friends at Lead-TEK Inspections are here to help you find where these problems are coming from so you can be free from the harmful effects of mold. Give us a call for fast help.