Mold can quickly turn your dream house into a nightmare. When left unchecked, mold will eat away at your home’s building materials, leading to serious damage. There’s a known link between mold and asthma, and a mold infestation can make your family sick in other ways too.
Keeping an eye out for symptoms of mold in a house can help you catch a mold problem quickly so that you can take care of it before it escalates. RidAway is the go-to mold removal company in Massachusetts. We can protect your family against the dangers of mold and help you maintain a healthy home!
Wondering what the signs of mold in your house are? Be on the lookout for these five mold signs:
1. Someone in your household is always sick
Constant exposure to mold in your home can lead to allergic reactions and other health problems. Some of the most common signs of mold sickness include:
Red and watery eyes
2. There’s a stale or musty odor in your house
A strong, musty odor is a dead giveaway that there is mold growing somewhere in your home. In most cases, the stronger the smell, the worse the mold infestation. If you start to smell a mildew-y or musty odor in your basement, bathrooms, kitchen, or anywhere else in your home, you should schedule a mold inspection quickly.
3. You can see mold growing on surfaces in your house
Mold often grows in your basement, attic, and other areas that are out of sight and out of mind, but not always. Mold can grow on just about any surface as long as it has access to food, water, and warmth, which makes your bathrooms and kitchen prime targets for mold growth.
If you see a dark spot on your walls or anywhere else in your home that looks like it could be moldy, keep an eye on it. If the spot gets bigger, it’s mold, and it needs to be cleaned up ASAP.
4. You have an issue with condensation or excess moisture in your home
When there is too much moisture in your home, mold growth is almost inevitable. Mold thrives in damp environments, so it’s important to check for mold growth if you’re dealing with water leaks, condensation, high indoor humidity, and similar problems. Mold remediation is crucial to restore your home to health once mold has taken over, but in order to prevent future mold growth, you’ll need to solve the moisture problem. Otherwise, it will just keep coming back.
5. You’ve dealt with flooding in your home in the past
If your home has flooded before or if you’ve dealt with water damage of any kind, you should schedule a mold inspection. Materials that have been saturated with water are very likely to grow mold, and the sooner you deal with the problem the less severe it will be. RidAway can inspect the affected area, clean up any mold that has grown, and help you prevent mold growth in the future.