signs of mold

Mold exposure can be toxic and pose a severe threat to your health.

If you are having unexplained health issues or notice a presence of mold in your home, it’s essential to take care of the problem immediately.

Continue reading to learn four common signs of mold and what you can do about it.

1. Unexplained Allergy Symptoms

Allergy symptoms are caused by exposure to an allergen. Mold can cause the same symptoms that come from your seasonal allergies.

If you aren’t sure if your allergy symptoms are being provoked by mold exposure, ask yourself this: “Do your symptoms go away once you go outside?” If the answer is yes, then there may be a mold problem in your home.

2. A Cold You Can’t Get Rid Of

If you find that you are sick more than usual or you have a cold that you just can’t shake, you might be exposed to mold in your home. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Check to make sure you don’t have a mold problem that may be causing you to feel ill.

3. Unusual Asthma Flareups

Mold can cause breathing difficulties. Even if you don’t have a known lung condition, you can still experience respiratory issues when you are breathing in mold.

As an asthmatic, you know what causes your asthma exacerbations. When you have an asthma attack during an unusual time, you were likely exposed to mold.

4. A Musty Odor

Once the mold is infesting your home, it will give off a noticeable smell. If there is a musty smell coming from your heating or air conditioning systems that just won’t go away, it could be mold.

5. Visible Mold Growth

Once you can see the mold, you’re likely to have been experiencing any other the above issues. Seeing the mold growth is like a lightbulb going off and confirming why you’ve been sicker than usual or noticed a weird musty smell coming from the AC.

6. Damp Areas

Within 24-48 hours following water damage, mold can begin to grow. If your house recently flooded or had a leak and it wasn’t dried out properly, you may have a mold issue in your home.

7. Mold Spots

Mold thrives in warm, damp areas. If your bathroom or laundry room doesn’t have a proper ventilation system, or it is malfunctioning, you risk a mold infestation.

Check for mold spots or water damage around your bathroom. Make sure there is no mold growing in your laundry room behind the dryer if your vent is malfunctioning.

What Can You Do If You See Signs of Mold?

Once you notice the signs of mold in your home, it’s time to take action. If you are unsure how to get rid of your mold problem, we’d be happy to help. Our deep cleaning service could be just what you need to take care of that mold issue.

Call us today to get an instant quote or to book an appointment.