How to Tell If You Have Mold in Your Home

Mold can be a silent, yet a massively damaging issue for many unsuspecting homeowners. Left undetected, a serious mold problem can leave you with tens of thousands of dollars worth of damages to make up for. In the long-run, mold can also leave a lasting negative reputation on your property, a mark that many buyers will stray away from.

Although it can be quite difficult to completely eliminate microscopic pores in your home, there are many measures that you can take to prevent an outbreak. The key is in proper moisture-maintenance. If you are worried that you may already have a mold issue, look out for these 4 signs to know whether or not it is time to call in a local mold professional.

1). A Musty Smell in the Air

Before you panic, remember that smells can come from many different places. What you are looking for is an unusual, sour smell that seemingly lingers no matter what it is you do. Mold could be growing underneath bathroom sinks, in the tiles, air conditioning vents, and the list goes on. If you are unsure, give J.G’s Home Improvement a call to schedule an inspection. We service the West Virginia eastern panhandle including Jefferson County, Berkely County, Morgan County, and surrounding areas.

2). Skin Rashes or Itchiness

Some species of mold can be toxic and can cause a number of different health issues. Common problems can range from itchy rashes and inflammation to headaches and breath-hunger. If you or a member of your family is experiencing these symptoms, it could be a sign of mold in your home. To be certain, consult with your physician.

3). Black Marks or Bubbling on the Walls

Visible signs can sometimes be overlooked. Things to keep an eye out for includes bubbling, peeling, or black marks on the walls. Areas to particularly pay attention to are vents, window sills, and corners of less-often used rooms. In some cases, when the mold becomes visible, it is a sign that there is a larger, uncovered issue. We must emphasize, that if you are unsure if you have a mold issue, it is in your best interest to call in a mold removal professional.

4). You’ve Had Recent Water Damage in Your Home

Water damage is mold’s best friend. Whether a pipe has recently broken or you’ve experienced some flooding, unremoved water can lead to a humid environment ideal for mold spores. J.G’s Home Improvement provides mold removal as well as fire and sewer remediation.

Thanks for reading! If you have questions about mold removal or would like to schedule an inspection, please give us a call today. Our team has the expertise, knowledge, and resources to restore your home to its original condition in no time.

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