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How To Tell If You Have Mold In Your Home

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Mold can be a serious problem for your home, your family, and your health! Sometimes, we don’t notice mold until it’s too late. The earlier you detect mold in your home, the sooner you can take care of it before it causes too much damage. Unless you’ve had mold damage in your home before, you might not know what to look for! In today’s post, we want to help you understand how to tell if you have mold in your home. Here are some warning signs and places to check if you have mold problems in your home.

  • Allergies. Your body could be an easy sign of mold in the home. If you’ve been struggling with allergy symptoms at home, there’s a chance that mold could be to blame. Some people have allergies worse when they are home than when they are out. This is a big warning sign. Check with your doctor to see if he thinks mold could be a contributing cause. Headaches could also be a reaction to mold.
  • Odor. If you’ve ever smelt mold before, then you know it has an unpleasant odor. If you smell something like mold in your home, investigate. Just because you can’t find it doesn’t mean it’s not there. If you have worries that there might be mold inside your home, check with a professional to get your home inspected. The mold could be hidden somewhere.
  • Look for leaks. Mold is caused by moisture that isn’t given the opportunity to dry. Make sure to check your home regularly for areas where moisture could be collecting. Look for any leaks that could come from pipes throughout your home.
  • Get a home-test kit. You can pick up tests at stores like Lowe’s or Home Depot, or from places online, to test your home for mold. This can be a good way to tell if you have mold in your home, but it won’t necessarily tell you where it’s coming from.
  • Look for it. This might sound obvious, but if you check your house regularly (particularly in potential problem areas), you can notice mold before it grows to become a huge problem. Once again, look in areas that could be collecting moisture. Do this when you’re checking for leaks. If you see some mold, try to clean it up before it gets worse. It’s important to trace it back to the moisture it’s coming from, because as long as there is moisture, the mold will return.

Some mold is toxic! If you find mold in your home, have a professional check it out to keep you and your family safe. What experience do you have with mold in your home? Do you have questions about mold problems? Please comment on here! We’d be happy to help! If you have mold damage in your home in Williamsburg, don’t hesitate to give us a call!

Sources
Signs of Mold
How to Find and Eliminate Mold
EPA Mold Guide
Mold Warning Signs

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