4 Tips to Assess Your Mold Risk at Home

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Mold is an essential and universal part of our ecosystem. It’s useful for the decomposition of organic materials and a key player in nature’s trash disposal system.  However, this type of fungus becomes a problem when it starts to grow in unwanted places. When it grows indoors, it can quickly become a health and safety issue for humans, and also cause further damage to the structure of your house. For these reasons, it’s important to assess the mold risk of your home regularly. Here are four types you can use to evaluate the mold risk of your property.

Is It Visible?

 If the mold is big enough that it is a sign that you have a mold problem on your hands. In the first instance, the only way you can know for sure that you have mold in your space is until you can see it with your eyes.

The familiar places mold grow in the homes are on walls, cabinets, ceilings, etc. They grow in areas that have leakage of the humidity problem.

The best way to combat mold growth is to fix the item that is causing it. Before you fix the issue, you have to know the root cause because if you get rid of the mold without fixing the root cause, it will inevitably return to that same spot. 

If the humidity in your home is high, occasionally check your furniture to ensure that mold is not growing on the wall behind it. Also, if it is not leakage causing the mold issue but the climate, use dehumidifiers.

Can You Smell It?

Is there a musty smell in any area of your home? Is there a wall emanating an unnormal smell? If yes, it is a sign that mold is growing in your environment. You can either do a little investigation to know where the scent is originating from or get professionals to check it out for you. 

Have You Experienced Symptoms? 

Do you experience issues such as headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, allergies, dry cough, and others anytime you stay home for an extended period? Many causes can be responsible for it apart from molds. However, you don’t want to rule out a possibility prematurely. Contact a mold remediation company to test your home.

Test Your Home

Hiring a professional to test your home for mold threats is the most effective way to handle mold risks. You can check your home by yourself, but you won’t be as effective in spotting molds, identifying the underlining causes, and getting rid of them.

Contact us for Mold Remediation 

If you do find that mold is growing in your home, you can count on Moldguys Restoration to provide quality and affordable mold remediation services. Our services will effectively get rid of the molds in your home, therefore, creating a healthier environment for you and your family.  Give us a call at 781-910-5029 to learn more and request a quote today. 

 

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