Mold thrives in moist, humid conditions, which means it is a common problem here in Florida. Our team at On-Deck Restoration LLC has extensive experience in dealing with and removing mold, and we can help you deal with this problem if it starts to affect your home. In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell if you have a mold problem.
If you notice any of the following signs, give us a call right away to get our mold removal experts on the job.
- Damp or Musty Odors – Because mold can grow in the dark, it tends to grow in out-of-sight areas. As a result, you will likely smell the mold before you see it. Mold has a distinctive musty odor, and if any part of your home starts to smell “off,” we encourage you to give us a call to have our experts check it out.
- Visible Mold – Another way to determine if you need mold removal services is to check your home for visible mold. Mold can often resemble dirt particles, so it’s important to examine any stains carefully to determine whether they are composed of mold or dirt.
- Respiratory Symptoms – A third sign you may need mold removal services can be observed in your own health (and the health of your family members). If anyone in your household is experiencing recurring or prolonged flu-like symptoms, such as congestion, coughing, or a runny nose, we encourage you to get your home checked out as soon as possible. Certain types of mold can also cause nosebleeds, headaches, or even cognitive impairments, so be on the lookout for those as well. (And talk to your doctor about your symptoms, too.)