How do you know when it’s time to call a mold remediation specialist? Well, if you see mold growing in your home, that’s a dead giveaway. Unfortunately, most of the time mold is hiding in places it can’t been seen, like behind walls or in HVAC ducts. So what do you do when the perpetrator is invisible? Here’s how to use your senses to figure out if you need to call a mold remediation specialist.
How to Detect the Presence of Mold in Your Home
The Noes Goes
If you start to notice a persistent musty smell that won’t go away, it could be mold. If you only notice this smell when you turn on the HVAC system, it means the mold is growing in the HVAC system. By using your air conditioning or heat, you’re actually spreading mold spores throughout the house, which means the sooner you call a mold remediation specialist, the better. Breathing in mold spores can also cause the following symptoms:
- Wheezing or difficulty breathing
- Sore throat
- Upper respiratory infections
- Itchy skin and eyes
The Eyes Have It
You might not always be able to see mold, but that doesn’t mean you can’t use your eyes to find it. You may notice symptoms of mold damage in your home, or situations that could facilitate the growth of mold. Symptoms of mold damage include:
- Discoloration of walls, stains on or behind wallpaper, under carpet
- Paint chipping/peeling
- Loosening of drywall tape
- Fogged windows
- Stains on window sill/case
- Stains on eaves, roof line, or stucco
- Stains in tile grout
Situations that could facilitate the growth of mold include:
- High humidity in your home
- Leaky pipes/roof
- Poor ventilation
If you suspect your home might be affected by mold, or if you want more information about Maryland mold inspections, give the mold remediation specialists at Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC a call. We are a leader in mold remediation and mold removal, offering services in Maryland, DC, Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania & West Virginia. Our mold remediators are highly qualified and equipped with state-of-the-art tools to make sure they get the job done right.
At Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems, LLC, we do not cover up mold, WE REMOVE IT!
If you have any questions, please contact Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems by calling 866-420-MOLD (6653) or visit MoldHelpOnline.com today!