Knowing that you may have mold in your house is the most stressful feeling since you feel frustrated and also uncomfortable. The first thing that might pop in your mind might be to sell the house but unfortunately this should be your last decision. A lot of people ignore the signs until when the problem becomes worse and has taken over your home and also brought about health issues.
Therefore it might be time to be aware of the signs which may include;
1. Allergies – do your allergies tend to be worse when at home and when you immediately leave the house you feel better? mold is a common allergen that can worsen your chronic problems. If you find yourself suffering from allergies, there might be a high chance that there is mold in the house and it can be in the basement, behind the walls in damp areas of the house or even under your carpet. In other cases, it can be found in your mattresses. Some of the allergic reactions include sneezing, runny nose etc. Here are some of the allergy symptoms you can get from mold in your house.
2. Water problems – if your home has ever had water problems or issues with moisture, you can be rest assured that mold has already started growing. If you know that you had water problems in the past or you still have them, hire a trained professional inspector to check your home. Some of the indications include discolored floors, walls and ceilings, peeling of wallpaper, cracking etc. When hiring a trained professional, make sure to look for one who can also give you advice on how to prevent the situation and not only how to clear the situation.
3. Moldy odor – smelling a musty odor is one of the first signs that you have mold since this means that the mold might be under or in something. Just because you cannot see the mold doesn’t necessarily mean that they are not there. Make sure to always inspect your home before it gets to a worse state which will cost you a lot of money to get rid of and also bring some health problems to your family.
4. Past floods – if you have had flooding in the past, chances are mold already took root and grew. This will be found in areas where the water took along time to dry for example the basement, sometimes even in places where you least expect like behind the walls or underneath the flooring. Check your warranty to see if you have damage coverage information in case you experienced flooding in the past.