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Can You Spot Signs of Mold

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold growth on wood of a home Call SERVPRO of Metrocrest for all your mold remediation needs (972) 233-8400.

There are several things to look out for that indicate you might have mold or an area that is prime for mold growth.

Strange Odors 
Mold, whether it is visible or not, emits an unusual and unpleasant odor. If an area in your home persistently smells musty, there is a good possibility there is mold in the room. 

Mold Growth 
There are so many varieties of mold that you can't really identify the type based on specific shape, size or color. It can appear as a furry, dark growth, as a black stain, or as black, white, orange, green or brown specks. Rather than look for out-of-the-ordinary, multi-colored flakes in every inch of your home, identify areas that are moist and then look for possible signs of mold. The fungus thrives in cool, damp areas, and it will be much easier to find it by limiting your search to areas that are affected by excess moisture.

Whether there is excess moisture on your windows or condensation dripping from your pipes, it is likely there is a great deal of moisture in your home. As a result, your home is becoming an ideal breeding ground for mold, and it indicates that mold might already be present in your home. 

Water Problems
If your home has ever had moisture problems, whether a toilet overflowed or a sewer backed up, it is at risk for mold. The best places to look for mold are areas where water remained for a long time. If your home has ever flooded, mold could grow underneath the flooring and behind walls. 

The Solution:
For areas that have already fallen victim to mold, there is hope. SERVPRO of Metrocrest is a local leader the North Dallas community in mold remediation and here to help! Please call (972) 233-8400 and we will make it “Like it never even happened.”

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