Mold is often difficult to detect and can cause respiratory ailments and structural damage to the home. Identifying early warning signs that you need mold remediation services will keep the problem from getting out of hand.
3 Clues Your Home Has Mold
1. Musty Odors
Mold spores have a distinct musty odor that can help you locate growth areas. Be especially mindful of the potential for mold growth in your air conditioner. If you notice a musty smell when the air conditioner turns on, your HVAC system could be spreading mold spores through the entire house.
2. Discolored Tile Grout
Tile grout is a common breeding ground for mold, especially since it’s typically found in high-humidity areas like the bathroom. Tile grout should generally be white or off-white. While some discoloration over time is natural, it’s a good idea to routinely take a closer look at your tiles. Black mold growth often goes undetected in tile grout.
3. Bubbling Wall Paint
Water damage often leads to mold growth if not addressed properly. While checking for mold growth after a flood or plumbing leak, keep an eye out for unusual damage to your walls. Bubbling paint and peeling wallpaper often occur because of leaks or humidity buildup behind the wall. Letting these dark, humid areas go untreated may soon bring about mold growth on the affected walls.
If you detect these signs, seek mold remediation from SERVPRO of Kailua North / Laie. Serving Oahu, HI, their certified and insured property damage cleanup crew is highly trained so you can have confidence in their results. They even offer 24/7 emergency service to provide help when you need it most. To learn more about their services, visit them online, or call (808) 235-5015 to request a free estimate for mold remediation today.