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Should You Test For Household Mold?

4/14/2021 (Permalink)

Household mold is a common problem faced by homeowners. A moist environment is the ideal condition for mold to grow. As immaculate as your home may be, chances are that there are still moist spots where mold will thrive in. Since mold reproduces by releasing spores into the air, it is very difficult to put a cap on the spread of mold in your home because it can get anywhere. If you are wondering if you should test for household mold, read on to find out more about this annoying infestation.

Health Effects Caused by Mold

Heavy mold growth can quickly worsen the indoor air quality of your home. When the situation gets problematic enough, even those who are less sensitive to mold can begin to experience various health effects.

Appearance of Mold

Depending on the type of mold, it can appear differently. Having said that, one of the most common household molds is black mold. As the name suggests, it looks black and can appear in the form of spots or streaks. They can be found growing on paper, fiberboard, walls, ceilings, vents, and ducts. However, not all mold growth can be plainly seen because it may be growing behind wallpapers and appliances.

Scent of Mold

Even if you do not see mold, it is possible to smell it. Depending on the type of mold, it may produce a damp, musty scent that is similar to the scent of an old book. However, not everyone is able to detect the smell of mold, especially if they are used to the smell.

Testing for Mold

If the mold can be seen, you probably do not need to test for mold. However, mold infestations can sometimes not be visible because they are hidden behind walls, objects, or in covered spots that trap moisture. Regular air quality testing to detect mold will not only alert homeowners to a mold problem, the type of mold and source of the issue can even be identified. Uncovering the source of the mold problem will help to eliminate mold.

Professional Mold Remediation and Restoration

If you are experiencing a household mold problem and want to get rid of it, you are at the right place. SERVPRO has a team of highly trained mold remediation specialists who can safely handle any mold situation. Our advanced equipment is able to detect and stop the source of water feeding the mold. Contact us today to let us know how we can help you.

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