Having mold in your house is a serious problem. If you are not careful you can compromise the health of everyone in the home with the mold. In addition it will attack the walls and the foundation of the home so that the home is no longer standing strong. This is why it is so important that you know what to look for with mold in your house. Here are a couple signs to be aware of:
1. A Rancid Smell
Mold has a distinct smell. Even if the mold is in the walls you will be able to easily smell it. It might have a smell of mildew in the beginning, but then it will become more rancid, to the point where you might have to put something over you nose because it is unbearable.
Consequently, if you have a smell in your house that you cannot get rid of, you might want to start checking for mold. You should first check in areas that are moist and then move on from there.
2. Health Problems
Mold can cause the people in the house to have health problems. For example, you might notice that people who generally don't have asthma or breathing problems are now having a hard time taking a deep breath. It might also seem like everyone in the house has a constant cold, runny nose, coughing, headaches are some of the symptoms. These symptoms could simply be a virus or bug that is going around, but it is also likely that this is a sign that there is mold somewhere in the house.
3. A Recent Flood
If you had a recent flood in the house you need to go looking for mold. This could be a flood from rainwater seeping into the house, or it could just be a broken faucet. Any time you have a flood that caused there to be stagnant water, it could easily trigger mold.
The mold may not be growing out in the open. Mold thrives in areas that are moist, warm and dark. This means that it could be in the corner of the cabinet under the sink, down stairs in the basement, or even in the back of the bathroom shower.
If at any time you suspect mold, even if you can't find it, you should call a professional mold removal company. Mold can become dangerous and toxic, which is why it is so important that you take the necessary precautions. To learn more, contact a company such as Advanced Air Quality Services.