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Mold growth is one of the most common issues that homeowners encounter. The unfortunate fact is that the vast majority of major mold problems can be easily prevented if only the mold had been removed more promptly. To remove mold promptly, it’s important that you are able to recognize the signs of a mold problem before it grows out of hand. Here are five of these signs that you need professional mold remediation help from our mold damage experts at Team K in the Aurora area.
A Recent Water Damage Event
This is an obvious reason why you should look for mold problems in your home. Mold can begin growing extremely quickly after a flood (around 24-48 hours) so if your home has been recently flooded, your home is at extreme risk of mold growth. In addition, you should make sure that you remove the water from your home as quickly as possible during the restoration process to hopefully prevent any mold from growing in the first place.
Staining And Discoloration
Staining and discoloration is an indication of a serious water damage problem. In turn, a water damage problem this serious will almost surely lead to a mold problem as well. If the mold problem is severe enough, it’s possible the staining and discoloration may even be a result of mold in the first place. Thus, you should commence water and mold damage cleanup practices as soon as you notice a problem such as this.
A Musty Odor
Is there a musty odor that prevails, or comes and goes? Some molds are odorous when colonizing. Although some species do not cause odors, when a musty, moldy odor is combined with other criteria, one can conclude that mold is present. Even if mold is not visible, remediation may be necessary. Moreover, you likely won’t be able to recognize a musty odor from just a small concentration of mold. Thus, if you do detect such an odor the problem is likely serious and deserves your immediate attention.
Unexplained Health Problems
Mold can cause an entire battery of health problems. Usually, these symptoms are relatively minor and include coughing, sneezing, sore throat, itchy eyes, and skin irritation. In severe cases, mold can cause more serious respiratory symptoms. Although, more severe symptoms are typically only common in those who have weakened immune systems, to begin with. Either way, if you are experiencing any such symptoms for no apparent reason, you should begin looking for potential mold damage.
Sagging Walls Or Ceilings
Sagging walls and ceilings are indications of severe water damage. When water damage becomes this severe, mold growth is almost inevitable. Thus, you should not waste any time beginning the mold removal process if you notice this issue.