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How to Know When You Need Mold Remediation

Posted on June 27, 2018

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Many people have dealt with some sort of mold in their home. In some cases, a mold problem is small and can be dealt with relatively easily. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to determine whether you can handle a mold situation yourself or whether you require professional mold remediation. Here is how to tell when it’s time to call the professionals.

Location of Mold

First, it’s important to know where mold is likely to grow. Mold is most common in spaces where you frequently use water or where moisture gathers. You’re likely to find mold in your bathrooms, kitchen, or laundry room. It is also common in crawl spaces, basements, or attics.

Locating mold can be difficult. With visible mold, you can see the problem and come up with a plan to fix it. However, not all mold is visible, and sometimes the mold you can see is only an indicator of a larger hidden problem. Here are some tell-tale signs of mold growth.

Signs of Mold

Discoloration: Mold will usually start to reveal itself through discoloration. Look for spots of black, gray, and pastel colors. Some molds may even look like fuzz or dust.

Smell: Some types of mold develop a musty smell as they are colonizing. Investigate right away if you notice a wet, musty smell.

Health Effects: Be cautious of any areas where you begin to experience adverse health effects. If you feel unwell in an area but feel normal again when you are away from the area, this may be a sign of mold. Look for signs of allergies, congestion, headaches, fatigue, and other symptoms that are out of the ordinary.

Known Source of Moisture

There are some cases where you should always contact a mold remediation professional. If your home was recently flooded, your roof recently had a leak, or you have a known source of water ingress into your home, you should have your home inspected. In these types of situations, it’s very likely that you have mold growth in invisible or hard to reach places. Professional mold remediation is the only way to guarantee that you safely remove all traces of mold.

If you’ve noticed mold growth in your home, it might be time to hire a specialist for mold remediation. If you believe you need mold remediation, call All-Brite Professional Cleaning Services today.  Call us at 1-863-382-0042, or contact us on our homepage.

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