Where I live, we have several months out of the year that are packed with devastating storms. These storms have been known to damage entire communities and leave many people's lives turned upside-down. During the days and weeks following these storms, we pull together as a community to help each other rebuild and repair the homes we live in. We have worked alongside some of the best damage contractors in the country. This blog contains a ton of information about the things that we have learned from those contractors during these devastating times each and every year through the worst possible storms.
Sometimes, mold problems in your home are obvious. You can see the mold in a specific place, and you don't need to test to find it. However, sometimes, it pays to bring in a mold remediation contractor to inspect your home and test for mold. When is this a good idea?
You Can Smell Mold But Can't See It
Mold isn't always visible. Surface mold might hide behind wallpapers and paints. Internal mold might sit inside walls after a plumbing leak.
While you can't always see mold, you can often smell it. Sometimes, parts of your home might smell moldy before mold becomes visible. Or, the smell might leak out of walls and hidden spaces.
If you can smell mold in your home, then a professional remediation contractor can run tests for you. They can find out if you do have mold and pinpoint its location. They can also help you find out why the mold has started to grow and what measures you should take to remove it and prevent it from returning.
Your Allergies Have Got Worse
If you have allergies, then you can sometimes get symptoms from exposure to mold growth in your home. You won't necessarily see any mold or even smell it; however, you might sneeze or cough a lot for no apparent reason in some rooms. You might have some breathing problems.
If nothing has changed in your home, then hidden mold could be triggering allergic reactions. A mold removal specialist can test for signs of growth. If they don't find a problem, then you at least get peace of mind. If they do find some mold in your home, they can treat and remove it.
You Want To Make Sure You've Solved a Mold Problem
If you've had a small mold problem in the past, then you might have treated it yourself. You can clean off small areas of mold with some success.
However, you might not have removed all the growth with a simple clean. If you have hidden mold, then you might only have wiped away surface growth. You could still have nasty spores somewhere in your home. Or, if you have a residual damp or moisture problem, the mold could simply have returned.
A testing service helps you find out if you have removed all the mold in your home. It can spot troublesome areas that are hard to remove or spot places where you have new growth.
To find out more, contact mold remediation contractors, and ask them to run tests for you.