4 Signs of Mold and Tips for Selecting a Mold Removal Company


4 Signs of Mold and Tips for Selecting a Mold Removal Company

It is easy to know that your home has mold if you see patches or blemishes of the fungus. In most cases, you will find mold hidden in places that are damp and dark. If you see mold, you know straight away that you should call a mold removal contractor.

But there are also cases when mold is hidden, and all you can perceive are signs that the fungus is present in your home. It is important to be on the lookout for these signs because, by the time you can see actual patches of mold, the fungus usually has spread to various parts of your home.mold-removal-ez-breathe-1

Here are some tips about signs of mold infestation and how to select a good mold removal company.

  1. Water Damage

Signs that there is water damage in your home include wet basements, damp foundation walls, bowing foundation walls, plumbing leaks, and sagging floors and ceilings. If you see any of these signs, you can be almost certain that you will find mold in different places including under sinks, around places with leaks, and on ceilings, carpets, and drywalls. To be sure, you need to get help from a mold removal company.

  1. High Humidity and Dampness

Seepage of water into places such as crawlspaces and basements will cause the growth of mold. Such places are also likely to have damp air because of the high humidity. Rooms that are not well ventilated also have high humidity and are likely to have mold.

  1. Smelly Rooms, Basements or Crawlspaces

Mold usually causes musty odors as its spores produce MVOCs (microbial volatile organic compounds).  Therefore, if you have rooms and basements or crawlspaces that are smelly with not clear reason, you could be facing a mold infestation problem. A mold removal company will help you by inspecting your home to determine if there is mold.mold-removal-ez-breathe-2

  1. Health Problems

The musty odors produced by mold are associated with numerous health problems such as sneezing, skin irritation, coughing, tightness of the chest, wheezing, itchy eyes, and runny nose. If you start experiencing these signs when you enter your basement or any other indoor space, you should have it inspected for mold so that if detected, the mold can be removed.

Tips for Selecting a Good Mold Removal Company

Effective removal of mold depends on the method that is used. When choosing a mold removal contractor, you should inquire whether the company:

  • Does mold inspection
  • Applies mold containment measures during mold removal
  • Has equipment for air cleaning and HEPA vacuuming
  • Conducts post-mold removal assessment.

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