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5 Signs Your Home Has a Mold Problem

Odor

Odor

This is often the only clue that you have a mold problem. You may not ever see the mold growth, but even if you only catch a whiff of that musty, damp smell, you can probably assume there is mold. It can grow in hard to see places, like air vents and under carpet, but the smell is a good indicator.

Growth

Growth

Occasionally you may see a large patch of mold if the problem has grown out of control, but there’s a good chance you’ll overlook the smaller growths in the beginning stages. Mold can resemble dirt, but if you see it in a moist area, like a bathroom, you should schedule a mold remediation immediately.

Moisture Problems

Moisture Problems

If you have experienced any issues with moisture in the past, there is a high probability you will have mold down the road. Some common signs of moisture problems include discoloration of walls, ceilings, and floors and bubbling of paint or wallpaper. These signs usually arise due to water leaks, which may be inside walls or above the ceiling.

Past Flooding

Past Flooding

Flooding is a big enough hassle on its own, but even after all the water is gone, you will almost assuredly have another major issue on your hands: mold. It will grow in areas that were covered in water the longest, and it may not always be visible. After a flood, its a good idea to pay the mold removal cost upfront so it doesn’t turn into an even worse problem later.

Condensation

Condensation

Some condensation is normal, particularly during colder months, but too much condensation on your windows and pipes could point to a big issue. It can mean that you have a moisture problem, humidity problem, or both. Too much moisture and humidity can provide the perfect environment for mold to thrive.