Signs of Mold Growth

Mold Growth

Mold growth, unlike many other problems like pipe leakage, blocked drainage or faulty wiring which commonly affect homes, is a completely natural one. That does not make it any less dangerous or harmful. If left untreated, mold growth can do a lot of damage not only to your home but also to your health.

Mold is a living organism, therefore, there are some distinct and telltale signs which can alert you about mold growth. Here are the most common and readily identifiable signs, look for them, locate the issue and get it sorted right away by your nearest one-stop restoration shop.

Strange Odors

Suspicious smelling odors and scents, particularly from equipment, like ACs or heaters, which are not only damp and dark but also warm are ideal places for mold growth. Mold has a very off-putting and stale smell that resembles the smell of rot or fungus. Have your equipment regularly cleaned to prevent the growth of mold spores.

Tile Grime

Dark looking grime and substances between the linings of your tiles, particularly bathroom tiles, is a common sign of mold growth. It is more common in tile lining where the area is exposed to dampness and humidity.

Such mold can grow between bathroom tiles due to improper cleaning. While generally, it is benign, you should still have it cleaned by applying a mold killer.

Water Damage

One of the best ways to spot signs of mold growth is to check for signs of water damage. Water damage and leakage and water inundation create the prime conditions for mold growth. Therefore, if you spot signs like cracks in the paint or peeling wallpapers and the like, immediately get that wall treated for water damage.


Mold is a natural organism and gives off spores. It is not much different from pollen during allergy season where small particulate and irritants give you scratchy eyes and a runny nose.

If you find yourself constantly exhibiting these issues even when it is not allergy season then get your house checked for mold growth. This is an easy-to-notice sign, especially if this allergy flare-up is limited to certain locations in the house, indicating the presence of mold in that area.

Dark Fuzzy Patches

This is one of the most prominent and clear cut signs of mold growth, in fact, at this point, it is not even a sign! This is clear cut mold growth since mold often appears as a fuzz like growth which feels like the skin of a peach or somewhat akin to fur.

At this stage, the mold growth has already progressed considerably so immediate treatment is required to contain and kill it.


These are some of the more common and very apparent signs of mold growth. Sensible mold prevention involves spotting these signs well in time.

It is important to understand that mold spores like fungal spores are microscopic and they are present everywhere. However, it is the spores from an active mold growth that can be contaminating and harmful. Timely maintenance of your house can prevent any such signs from appearing in the first place. So, if you are looking for mold cleaning and prevention services then call STOP Restoration (STOP) MESA at 480-818-1440 today. With a vast experience of tackling all kinds of house-related maintenance issues, we will make sure that your house completely mold-free and protected.