Mold Detection

How To Tell If You Have A Mold Problem In Your Home

If you’ve noticed leaks, musty odors, or discolored walls or ceilings in your home, you may be detecting the first signs of mold growth. It is important to act quickly when you detect moisture and/ or mold, as it can lead to health issues if it is not removed but instead allowed to propagate. As there are many types of mold, working with a professional mold inspection company is the surest way to guarantee that mold problems in the home are identified and treated appropriately.

Many parts of the home are susceptible to mold growth, including the bathroom, attic, and basement ? in short, any location where there may be excessive moisture or inadequate ventilation. If you detect mold early, you may only need to make limited repairs, rather than the more extensive ones that will be required if it is allowed to continue to grow (left unchecked). Early mold detection is the best method to minimize the cost of remediation.

Common places where mold growth can be found:

  • Floors, walls, ceilings
  • Bathrooms, attics, basements (especially finished basements), garages
  • Places with excessive moisture (crawlspaces, basements, bath rooms)
  • Inside wall or ceiling cavities exposed to moisture
  • On or under carpeting
  • In the air in normal levels or at levels if mold growth sources are present

What to do if you suspect you have mold growth in your home:

  • Call a professional mold inspection/ or mold testing company
  • Have your home tested thoroughly, including rugs and other surfaces, wall cavities, and the air
  • If the results show you have a problem, contact a mold remediation company immediately to mitigate the problem before it gets worse
  • Have your mold inspection company test again before reconstruction to confirm that the mold has been successfully removed.