3 Early Signs of Mold Growth
It’s no secret that mold is one of the most hazardous forms of damage that can happen to your home. It infiltrates homes easily, grows rapidly, and can cause health effects. If you’re worried about finding mold in your home, be on alert and look for these three signs that could indicate early stages of mold growth:
1. The first indicator of the presence of mold are water spots. Any surfaces dampened by water create the perfect environment for mold to flourish. Water spots that begin appearing on your walls, ceiling, or floors should be a major red flag. Wherever you see water spots, try finding the source of the moisture causing them and get it taken care of as soon as possible.
We recommend hiring remediation professionals like our team here at SERVPRO of South Albany County to help fix the problem as well as take preventive measures to keep it from happening again.
2. The second sign to look for is discoloration. If you find spots of discoloration on surfaces of your home, it could mean fungus is growing. If there is a green or black tint to it, mold is even more likely
3. Third, mold can cause a bad smell. Depending on the type of mold and how fast it is growing, the aroma could be strong or faint, and can smell pungent, musty, or earthy. If you experience any of those smells coming from your home, it needs to be inspected.
It’s important to take action immediately in removing mold in order to stop the infestation and prevent future spreading. If you have mold in your home, call us today for our remediation services.