Dealing with a mold problem is a scary thought for property owners. You may think that mold is always in plain sight and easy to identify, but sometimes mold can be lingering in areas you can’t easily see or access. There are many different types of mold, all of which thrive under different circumstances, but generally there are 2 factors that can help mold to thrive in your home or business- moisture and lack of circulation. Though mold can sometimes fly under the radar, there are a few indicators that may tip you off to a mold issue and allow you to seek out mold removal services right away.
Though it may not seem like a big deal, having high humidity can provide the right amount of moisture for mold to get comfortable in your home or business. The ideal level of humidity indoors to prevent mold and other issues is between thirty percent and fifty percent. If you think you may have humidity that is higher than the recommended level, be sure to use your exhaust fans when cooking and showering and increase the ventilation in your home by utilizing your AC unit, fans, or opening windows when the weather permits. It also may be beneficial to invest in a dehumidifier to lower your humidity levels and rid yourself of the threat of mold and other potential structural damage.
There is nothing worse than living or working in a stinky environment. Foul odors can be embarrassing and make your space uncomfortable to be in. If you find yourself dealing with a musty or mildew-like smell that won’t go away no matter how much you clean or freshen the area, it could be an indication that mold is present in your residential or commercial property.
Current Or Previous Water Damage And Visual Damage
Leaks, flooding, and other instances of water damage can easily encourage mold growth. If you have had water damage in the past, it could be possible that trace amounts of moisture were left behind. Even that can be enough to bring mold into your home or business.
There are also commonly visual signs that you might have mold, but they may not be something you would associate with mold. Some examples include surface discoloration, peeling paint or wallpaper, and warped building materials such as drywall and floorboards.
We’ve all heard the tales of what mold can do to our health and wellbeing, but are the rumors true? There are so many different types of mold that the possibilities are endless when it comes to the potential threat mold has against our health. It can be something as minimal as allergy symptoms, but in certain situations mold can expose us to carcinogens and can even be fatal. If you suspect there is mold in your home or business and find that you and those around you can’t seem to get your health in check, it might be time to investigate and see if there is mold hiding in your property. Some of the more common symptoms of mold exposure include:
- Sinus infections
- Allergy like symptoms
- Respiratory problems and discomfort
- Weakened immune system
- Rashes and skin discomfort
- Cold and Flu-like symptoms
- Brain fog
If you think there is mold in your residential or commercial building, it is best to assess the situation and invest in mold removal services right away. Don’t put your health and home at risk, contact Disaster Recovery Pros right away to get started with mold removal and return your property to a fresh and healthy state.