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How to Tell if you have a Mold Problem in your Home.

7/29/2020 (Permalink)

Mold can cause many different problems in your home and sometimes it isn’t super simple to figure out if you may have a mold issue. Check out these telltale ways to discover if you may have a mold infestation. 

You can visibly see mold 

The easiest way to tell if you have mold is by visibly seeing it. Also, if there is a lot of visible mold, that can indicate that the underlying problem is larger. While you may be tempted to just scrub the area of mold, this actually will not remove all the mold. The best thing you can do is call a mold remediation company, like SERVPRO of Norridge/Harwood Heights.

You could be experiencing health effects

While you can experience health effects from many different causes, mold can be one of those causes that can be easily overlooked. If you want to eliminate mold as a culprit, leave your home for a few days and see if your symptoms stop. 

You can notice a musty odor

There are many different types of mold, and because of this, the smell of molds may vary. However, if you notice a musty smell that isn’t common to your home or building, that may signify that there is mold growing. 

You have a history of flooding

After a flood, you may keep an eye on the location of the flood to see if you notice any mold growth, but mold can grow long after the flood occurs. Most mold isn’t visible until a few weeks after the initial flooding. 

If you have mold in your home, make calling SERVPRO of Norridge/Harwood Heights your next step!

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