Mold causes damage to your home, smells musty, and has been linked to a variety of health concerns. If you have any reason to think that your house has a mold problem, take immediate action. Confirm the presence of mold in the home by hiring a qualified professional to inspect the property so you can mitigate the problem.

1. Unpleasant Musty Smells Indicate Mold in the Home

If you notice a damp or musty smell, this can be a sign of mold. Homeowners may detect an unpleasant odor when running the air conditioning which may mean there’s mold in the HVAC system. If you still notice the smell after cleaning the home thoroughly, call a professional to help you locate the source of moisture and mold.

2. Eye Irritation

Mold sometimes causes physical discomfort like sneezing, coughing, and eye irritation. If you have itchy or watering eyes, mold could be the culprit. Family members who experience frequent coughs or a runny nose may be allergic to mold.

3. Water Leaks

Moisture from water leaks can cause mold and property damage. If you have dripping faucets or leaking pipes, address the problem as soon as possible. Mold can form in 24 – 48 hours under the right conditions.

4. Dark or Discolored Areas are Signs of Mold in the Home

Do you notice any parts of your ceiling, walls, or floors that are streaked or spotted with black or green? Don’t delay addressing these obvious signs of mold growth. These visible spots likely mean there are patches of mold elsewhere that you can’t see. Having an inspection by a professional inspector is the best way to keep your home and family safe from the dangers of mold.

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