If a homeowner lives in a region prone to weather-related flooding or the residence in question experienced untoward saturation following an appliance failure or some type of water leak, said dwelling could stand at an increased risk of developing a potentially harmful substance known as mold.
Rocky Mountain Restoration, which provides water removal and restoration services for homeowners of Phoenix, Mesa, Gilbert and surrounding Arizona cities, invites prospective customers to read this short work highlighting signs that mold might be accumulating in the home.
Mold is a type of fungus that grows is humid, moist environments. The substance has been known to plague homes and thrive in places like bathrooms, attics, basements or any other location where excess water has collected. Should mold’s presence become pronounced enough, said material could prove difficult to eliminate and be detrimental to one’s health.
3 Signs Mold Is In The Home
The Substance Is Visible
Mold is not always easy to spot, especially in small or poorly lit locations like attics or unfinished basements. That said, if left unchecked, mold can grow wildly and be discernible. The substance is typically black and affixes to walls and other surfaces. That said, mold typically first begins to grow behind walls or under surfaces. Therefore, when said substance can be seen, it is often a significant problem to remediate and said endeavor will likely necessitate the assistance of a restoration company.
A Musty Or Damp Odor
Everyone is familiar with the damp, musty odors immediately detectable upon entering a humid or poorly lit environment. However, if such a smell is noticeable in more frequented parts of a home, such as a bathroom or kitchen, there is a good chance an appliance or component like a sink or toilet is leaking. Such occurrences should warrant immediate investigation.
Mold often precipitates numerous untoward symptoms. Homeowners who experience frequent upper respiratory infections, allergy symptoms that occur indoors, nosebleeds, headaches for which doctors can identify an underlying illness may be elicited by mold.
Mold is serious problem that could be expensive to remediate and exert an adverse impact on one’s health. Therefore, homeowners who believe mold may be present or conditions are rife for said substance’s development are encouraged to contact us as soon as possible. Our team of experienced, licensed mold professionals can perform a thorough evaluation and formulate the most appropriate remediation plan.