Whether you are buying a home or have lived in your house for many years, there could be trouble lurking somewhere within the walls. Mold is the growth of fungal hyphae that is especially encouraged to thrive when conditions are both warm and moist. It can cause health problems, including respiratory illnesses, and aggravate already existing allergies. To check if your house or the house you want to buy has need for mold removal, there are a few indications that can help denote if you need a mold inspection.

  1. Smells Like Trouble

Unpleasant odors are usually Mother Nature’s way of telling you that a problem exists that needs to be taken care of. Not all mold can be detected by the nose, since the gasses released by this fungus are sometimes odorless. Usually the smell that gives away this furry growth is characterized to be musty, stale, and pungent. Some say the odor reminds them of dirty wet socks while others claim it is similar to rotting wood.

  1. Looks Like Trouble

The appearance of mold gives obvious evidence that it exists. It can appear ghastly, like a plague infesting a room. It can be slimy or furry, depending on the amount of moisture it is exposed to.  Colonies can form with velvety, leathery, or glassy textures and materialize in colors ranging from black and gray to green and orange.

  1. Feels Like Trouble

When you feel like sneezing excessively, have difficulty in breathing, or experience fatigue, headaches, or nausea for unexplainable reasons, it may be time for mold testing. When mold spores are inhaled or ingested, it may affect your respiratory system and cause other health issues.  

Calling a Specialist

The best way to combat mold is by calling a professional team. At Mold Masters, we can take care of your needs whether they are simple or complex. Call us today to schedule your mold inspection.  

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