We don’t mean to scare you, but there may be something currently lurking in your home that can damage the structure, and even worse, create health problems for you and your family. We’re talking about mold. No homeowner wants to find out that their home has mold in it, but the fact of the matter is, a lot of us experience it. The good news is, the majority of the time, it’s easy to remove. Here at American Structure Inc., we provide mold remediation services to North Little Rock and the surrounding areas.
In this blog post, we’ll be providing you with a few tips that you should look out for that indicate that your home has mold growing within it. If you’ve seen any of the following, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today and we’ll be there as soon as possible to assess and remedy the situation.
A Musty Smell
Oftentimes, mold doesn’t grow in areas that are easy to spot. It’s good at hide-and-go-seek. Mold prefers growing in dark and damp areas, which are usually not very visible. A lot of time, the only clue that you have mold in your home is a musty/moldy smell. Don’t ignore these odors just because you can’t actually see the mold. Neglect will only make matters worse.
Increased Allergic Symptoms
Allergies have been pretty bad this season as it is, but if you or one of your family members are experiencing more symptoms than usual, this could be a sign of mold. These symptoms include excessive sneezing, nasal congestion, and sore eyes. If your allergies get worse when your inside than when you are outdoors, than mold is a likely culprit.
Water Problems / Leaks
If you have had any problems with moisture in your home as of late, such as leaks, flooding, or an increase in humidity, in all probability you’re going to have a mold problem. If you don’t already, it’s going to grow. If you’ve noticed any discoloration or water stains in your home, mold is likely your roommate now and you need to evict it ASAP.
This might seem rather obvious, but seeing mold growth is, guess what, a sign that there is mold within your home. The problem is, some patches of mold can be small and get misconceived as a stain or some dirt. If you have noticed growth, do not ignore it no matter what size it may be. If no action is taken, then the growth is only going to spread. One spot of mold could be a sign that there is more growing is growing elsewhere.
So there you have it! While many of these warning signs might seem like common sense, a lot of people either ignore it or don’t know that they are a sign of a mold infestation. So if you’ve witnessed any of these indications that there is mold growing in your house, don’t wait to give American Structure Inc. a call. We offer professional mold remediation services in North Little Rock at the best price.