How to Identify Mold in Your Home

According to a report by the Environmental Protection Agency, mold can infest any damp and dark surface in your home, especially the basement, attic, bathroom, ceiling tiles, drywall, and under the sink. If present within your home, being a potentially lethal fungus, mold releases tiny spores that float in the air and cause health problems such as chronic lung disease, asthma, and allergies. Therefore, as a homeowner, it is your responsibility to take all necessary measures in order to prevent mold growth.

Want to learn how to identify mold in your home? To help you out, we have compiled a list of the most common mold growth signs below. Without further ado, let’s dive right in!

  1. Musty Odor

That unpleasant and strange smell coming from the walls and floor is one of the easiest ways to identify mold in your home. This musty stench is caused by chemicals released during the mold life cycle or because of the MVOCs “mold volatile organic compounds.” Note that the stronger the musty odor, the more severe the mold growth.

  1. Contaminated Carpets

Rugs and carpeted areas are at high-risk of becoming the breeding ground for mold growth. Therefore, keep an eye for unexplainable stains and spots on both sides of your carpet and/or rug. In case you find something out of the ordinary, hire Service Team of Professionals of Spokane before the damage becomes irreversible.

  1. Warped Walls

Warped or bubbly walls are among the most prominent mold growth signs. Mold infestation can cause the painted walls of your home, especially those of the bathroom and kitchen, to bubble up due to consistent exposure to moisture. So, if you have noticed a leaking pipe or windowsill in your home, our advice would be that you get it fixed before mold spores start to thrive. Moreover, in such cases, make sure that you reach out to STOP Restoration. They will provide a free inspection and walk you through what should be done to prevent further damage and mold growth.

  1. Asthma or Allergy Flare-Ups

Some species of mold are known to release harmful substances that can trigger respiratory issues for people suffering from allergies or asthma. So, if you have suddenly noticed that someone in your family is coughing, sneezing, blowing their nose, and even feeling fatigued often, there is a high chance that mold spores are residing in your safe space.

Contact STOP Restoration of Spokane Today!

Mold can grow in any moist and dark environment. However, when it comes to your home, many of these places are underground or unreachable. So, if you have noticed any of the aforementioned mold growth signs or believe that there is mold hidden somewhere in your home, we recommend that you contact STOP Restoration of Spokane and request a mold inspection today!

With extensive years of experience in the restoration industry, STOP Restoration of Spokane can help you identify the source of mold, isolate the mold-infected surfaces from the rest of your home, and provide necessary mold restoration services. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call right away!