One of the most common reasons homeowners seek restoration is due to mold growth, and many homeowners don’t realize that mold can go undetected for some time. When you think of mold, you often think of the mold you see, and when you see it you know that it’s time to call a local restoration company. However, before you spot those first signs of mold, there’s a good chance your home has been harboring mold growth going unseen for some time. The best way to stay on top of mold growth in your home is to know what signs to look out for before the mold begins to take over.
Mold requires a few things to thrive, and when it has those few things, it can spread with shocking speed. Unfortunately, the average American home has all three of these components in abundance, and they’re – a temperate atmosphere, moisture, and a cellulose food source. The average home is kept at around 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit, the perfect temperature range for mold. The average home has plenty of moisture present from plumbing and the natural moisture in the air, and the average home has plenty of food sources available in drywall, paper products, clothing, and other belongings.
What To Look Out For
When mold really takes over, you may find yourself in need of a full restoration in order to take back control of your space. Knowing how to spot the subtle signs of a mold presence lets you get back control before you need to call a restoration company. The subtle signs of mold to look out for in your home include:
- Pay attention to smell – Mold has a very distinct smell, and it’s a smell that most of us have encountered at some point in our lives. If you enter your basement, laundry room, bathroom, or other areas of the home, and smell that earthy, damp, and mildew-like smell, you could be dealing with mold. In many instances, you can smell mold before you can even see it.
- You have water leaks – That pipe that drips a little bit under the sink may seem like no big deal, but there is more than meets the eye. Anywhere a leak is present is creating the ideal environment for mold, and mold growth can stem from these locations very quickly.
- You have nagging cold symptoms – Mold spores irritate the respiratory tract, mimicking cold symptoms that simply don’t seem to go away. If you’ve been experiencing nagging cold-like symptoms with no known cause, it could be your body reacting to the presence of mold spores in the air.
Getting Your Home Back
Taking control of mold means getting your home back, and it takes a knowledgeable, experienced, and skilled restoration company to do just that. If you spot any signs of mold in your home, it’s never too late to have the mold taken care of once and for all. Call us to restore your property at Blackhill Restoration today.