Signs That You May Have Mold in Your Home

January 22, 2019

Even though mold works quickly to destroy your home from the shadows, there are often many warning signs leading up to a large infestation. However, these signals are sometimes easy to ignore, because they may seem to be caused by a separate issue in your home. For help spotting harmful mold growth in your home before it is too late, take a look at a few of the identifying signs that may be letting you know that your home needs immediate mold remediation in Erie County:

  • Strong odors: One of the most noticeable signs of a mold infestation is the heavy musty odor that resembles the smell of an old basement that hasn’t been sufficiently aired out. It is likely that, by the time you’re able to smell the mold, the infestation has been festering for some time.
  • Unexplained illnesses: While the mold is working to deteriorate your home, it can also cause health complications for those living in the house. Extended exposure to mold can lead to excessive fatigue, skin rashes and even trouble focusing. Those who have respiratory conditions could also experience an exacerbation of their symptoms with severe sinus blockage, shortness of breath or a cough that just won’t go away. If you have been feeling unwell lately and haven’t been able to figure out why, it could be due to the presence of mold in your house.
  • Discolored walls: Most forms of common household mold become noticeable on walls and other surfaces as the infestation spreads. While it is possible that the discoloration on your walls was caused by something else, you will want to have a professional come in to check for mold as soon as possible to be safe.
  • Wall staining: Mold that has been present in the home for a long time can sometimes rub off the surface, leaving unsightly stains behind. Additionally, different species of mold have varying growth patterns, with some forms only leaving behind a small spot marking its presence, as opposed to a large and noticeable growth. Just as with discoloration, staining on your walls could be related to other issues, but If you have been noticing new stains or patches around your home, it is in your best interest to have an inspection performed.

Because mold can cause so much damage to your property in such a short time, it is critical that action be taken at the first sight of trouble. If you have noticed any of these signs in your home, you will need to reach out foe mold remediation in Erie County right away. Here at Ahold of Mold Environmental, we use our 25 years of experience on every job in order to remediate mold issues and prevent them from returning in the future. In addition, our access to cutting-edge technology allows us to fight off infestations in the many different forms in which they may present themselves. To enjoy a safe, healthy, mold-free home, make sure you give us a call today to schedule an appointment.

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