Water damage produces mold, and it is a certainty that mold will show up in conjunction with water damage, if said damage is not promptly and properly treated. Mold shows up quickly and spreads rapidly, affecting the structure and presenting some very real health threats to unsuspecting homeowners.
The good news is that mold is detectable. Basically, if you suspect you have a mold problem, then in all likelihood you do. So how do you sniff out a potential mold problem?
For starters, consider your health. Perhaps you are experiencing allergic reactions at home but not anywhere else. Allergic symptoms are one of the clear signs of mold growth, particularly sneezing, watery eyes, and skin irritation. If you find yourself with such symptoms when you are at home, check for mold.
Use your sniffer. Mold is usually accompanied by a musty smell, which sometimes may be the only tell tale sign of a problem.
Use your eyes. Mold is not hard to identify, as it is a greenish black growth on walls, ceilings, and pipes. Also, look for signs of water intrusion in the home, such as stains on the floor or ceilings, softened or warped drywall, and wet or damp carpeting. Leaks that are discovered should be repaired promptly.
Know the past of your home. Perhaps it was the victim of a flood before you moved in. You may be inheriting a mold problem from the previous owner. Take the time to check out the property thoroughly.
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