5 Signs That You Need A Mold Inspection
One of the most common things we come across with mold growth and removal requests is that many people ignore the warning signs and just think mold will go away on its own. However, that is not the case and it could lead to your mold problem to get worse. The best protection is to be prepared and take on preventative measure so that mold does not enter our home at all. In order to be on top of mold in your home, you will need to know the warning signs that mold is around. Knowing the signs of mold can help with early detection and early removal as you will notice the signs, get an inspection and schedule the removal as soon as possible. Below are five signs that you need a mold inspection service.
Unexplained & Consistent Sickness
While most molds that appear in homes are harmless there is black mold which is toxic to humans. Toxic black mold contains mycotoxins which have been proven to cause illness. Illness symptoms to look out for that could be caused by mold include:
- Skin irritation or rashes.
- Respiratory problems.
- Excessive coughing or sneezing.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Constant headaches and fatigue.
If you start to notice a strange smell in your home, aside from other normal smells and odors you are used to, then you might need to get a mold inspection. A strong sign of mold growth in your home is if your home starts to have a musty smell to it.
Spotting Potential Mold Growth
Some people tend to mistake mold as just dirty spots on a wall as well as just dismissing signs of mold in general. Any dismissal of mold will cause your current mold problem into a more serious problem. Be sure to not neglect any signs of mold and be sure to call a professional at the first sign you notice.
Previous Water Damage
If you have had previous water damage, it is more than likely that there could be potential mold growth in that area. Even though the water damage was fixed it can continue to stay behind your walls or under your hardwood or carpet. To ensure a peace of mind, you will want to have a mold inspection done just in case.
Buying or Moving Into a House
Whether you are moving into a new home or purchasing a home for the first time you will want to make sure hat there are no damages from the past homeowners. You want to have a peace of mind that the home you will be taking over will be a safe environment. We recommend that you hire a mold inspector to give the home a thorough check through. With an inspection, you will know that you are moving into a home with a clean slate or that you should look elsewhere because of mold damage.