Follow along as our mold remediation specialist shares some of the top indicators that your home requires mold removal.
4 Signs Your Home Needs Mold Removal ASAP
Mold, the silent destroyer, can lurk behind your walls, under your carpets, and in your HVAC system, wreaking havoc seemingly unnoticed. Mold thrives in moist, dark areas, and grows incredibly quickly. Where there is water accumulation or consistent dampness, mold sets up a community that spreads without hesitation. Fortunately, here in Colorado’s Front Range, the low humidity and high altitude are natural protective measures against mold growth. However, ample opportunity still exists for this formidable fungus to take up residence in your house. Follow along as our mold remediation specialist shares some of the top indicators that your home requires mold removal and what it means for your home and family.
Action Restoration and Property Services is Fort Collins’ local water restoration and mold remediation company offering inspections, removal, and cleaning services that ensure health for Northern Colorado families and homes. Our experienced mold experts can find the well-hidden mold in your home and rid you of it entirely. Whether a pipe or roof leak resulted in water damage or you’ve noticed any of the following symptoms, give us a call.
There is no good — or safe — reason for your house to smell musty. If it does, chances are there is a mold or mildew problem. Mold and mildew can grow just about anywhere — stored clothes and linens, in appliances, between tiles, and in wood, carpet, and more! If you’ve laundered all of the textiles in the room and thoroughly washed all surfaces with a bleach mix, and you’re still left with a musty smell, your home isn’t old, it’s moldy.
Don’t fret, a mold infestation is no indication of your cleaning practices. It is incredibly opportunistic and takes any chance it gets to breed and spread despite your scrubbing technique. The musty smell is just a symptom of a much more insidious problem that should never be ignored.
Grout should be white, ceilings should be whatever shade of paint you chose, and wood should maintain a consistent color pattern. If you notice black speckles, brown or yellow discoloration, or a change in color of natural materials, there’s a high likelihood that the hue is caused by mold growth. Mold can appear in a wide range of colors (think of the growing cheddar cheese block and loaf of bread we’ve all discovered in our kitchens at some point) including white, green, and a wide range of pastel colors. If you notice any change in color, schedule your mold inspection promptly.
Are you or your housemates experiencing increased health issues? Mold is a common culprit for respiratory symptoms including coughing, sneezing, and difficulty breathing. If you or your family are having issues with itchy or red eyes, stuffy nose, skin sensitivities, cough, or frequent sneezes, it’s likely not the season or the pollen, it may very well be mold. You can test the theory by paying attention to whether your symptoms improve when you leave your house and return or worsen while you’re at home. Mold remediation will get rid of the cause of your ailments and allow you to live a healthier life at home.
If you can see mold, it’s likely just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Mold loves hidden, dark, damp spaces — not much of a social extrovert, so to speak. If you can see mold, the problem is very likely to be much worse than what meets the eye. For visible mold, it’s important to have the issue addressed as quickly as possible and to have a complete mold inspection conducted to identify all of the problems.
If your home or family is experiencing any of the symptoms we’ve mentioned, let our mold remediation experts help! If you haven’t experienced these symptoms yet, but have had recent water issues or have spaces in your home that just seem to be damp more often than not, connect with us for water damage repair, carpet and upholstery cleaning, and so much more. We guarantee to hunt down all the mold and dry out our house for comfort you can live in.