Here at Remtech Environmental, we understand that you care about your home, and we want to help you keep it in the best possible condition. One of the things that can be the most damaging to a structure, and to the people who live or work in it, is mold, which can eat away at wood and building materials and also make people very sick. Unfortunately, mold can grow in very hard-to-reach areas, which can make the problem hard to spot until it has already done real damage. To help you avoid this fate, our team has put together this article to go over three signs that you need mold remediation services–if you notice one or more of the following happening in your home, chances are that you have a mold problem.
- A Musty Smell- One sign that you may need mold remediation is a musty or mildew-like odor emanating from any part of your home, as this smell is caused by mold spores. While mold can set in anywhere in your home, it is most commonly found in areas where there is already a lot of moisture, such as the bathroom or crawlspace.
- Leaks or Water Issues- Because mold thrives in humid environments, you may also need mold remediation services if your home is revealed to have a leak or other plumbing or water issue. There’s no telling how long the moisture problem went undetected, so you may very well have a hidden mold problem, too.
- Health Symptoms- A third, less-obvious sign that you need mold remediation services is an increase in the frequency of illness in your home or in the severity of symptoms. Breathing in mold spores can cause respiratory issues, such as coughing or sneezing, and some species of mold can even cause neurological problems.