3 Signs Of Mold Growth
While mold can be tough to spot, there are always ways you can pick it out if you know where and how to look. Mold will leave its subtle signs even when it’s tough to see, and knowing how to read these subtle signs can save you from turning a small remediation job into a much larger one. The 3 signs of mold growth we want you to look out for in your basement are:
- Health symptoms – Mold isn’t something we’re supposed to be breathing in, and as a result, the spores will often lead to respiratory symptoms as the spores irritate our lungs, throats, and sinuses. A cough that won’t go away, a wheeze, stuffy or runny nose, a sore throat, ear infections, and a bad taste in the mouth can all be ways your body is telling you that mold is in your home, and you may be like to write them off as a cold or by-product of allergies.
- Smell – Mold has a very distinct smell, and this can be one of the first signs you can look for to detect even small amounts of mold in your basement. If you go into your basement and you smell a bit of a musty odor, it’s not dust or “basement smell” you’re smelling, it’s most likely the presence of mold spores.
- Sight – Mold may not be seen easily, so you’ll want to know just where to look for it. Look in crawlspaces, particularly dark areas, or areas where you’ve found moisture before and with a flashlight, see if you can spot any mold growth in the area. Periodic checks like this can help you to stop a mold problem before it grows out of control.
If you think your home is becoming home to mold growth, we at AA Action Waterproofing would love to help. Our professional mold remediation services can help to eliminate all kinds of mold in your home, and all you need to do to determine if this service is right for you is call us today!