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4 Signs of Mold

2/18/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 4 Signs of Mold Leaky window causes mold growth in Hopkinsville, KY

Mold can start growing easier than you might think. Spores are constantly in the air, waiting for the right environment in which to grow. If you suspect you have a black mold problem, call a specialist in mold remediation in Hopkinsville, KY as soon as possible.

Signs Your Home May Be Contaminated

Not all of these signs are unique to mold. But, if you do notice one or more of these things, consider having your home tested. 

Musty Smell – If you notice an odd musty smell, you may have a problem. Try to find the source of any strange odors. Sometimes, the culprit is moldy food that fell behind a cabinet or a forgotten gym bag. Other times, the mold is growing unsuspected in a damp corner of your home.

Moisture – If an area of your home stays unusually wet, you could have the perfect environment for the growth of black mold. Basements and bathrooms are known culprits. It doesn’t take long for mold to grow. Try to keep these problem areas clean and well ventilated.

Growths – If you notice anything black, blue, green, white or yellow on any surface, no matter how small, you may have mold. Identifying the source of mold can help you eliminate it. If you see mold, try to determine the cause. If you have a moisture problem, removing the mold will only be a temporary fix. 

Food spoils quickly – If you encounter a constant issue of fresh fruits spoiling on the counter within a couple of days, you might have a mold issue. Occasional food spoilage is more likely due to less than fresh food, but food regularly getting moldy one to two days after purchase is a bad sign.

These are all signs your home may need a mold cleanup. Black mold specialists can come to your home and run tests to make sure you don’t have a problem. If you do have fungus growing in your home, it is wise to take care of it before it becomes a bigger problem. Visit http://www.SERVPROchristiantoddlogansimpsoncounties.com for more information on mold.

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