Mold is a fungus that does not require sunlight to live, which means it can grow just about anywhere, both indoor and outdoor. Mold loves moisture, and without a need for photosynthesis, you may find it growing in any dark, damp area of your home. Mold spores are everywhere in the air and become a problem when the spore count level inside your home is higher than outside. Mold spores are detrimental to your indoor air quality and can be a nuisance to your health and well-being. If you discover mold growing inside your home, or you suspect there may be a problem, but you’re not sure where it is, schedule a mold inspection today so we can help you remediate the problem as quickly as possible. The health of your home may depend upon it.
common places to find mold growth
Mold thrives in moisture, so you may find it growing in any moisture prone area of your home. Keep an eye on the following spots:
- Or on any organic material
do you have signs of visible mold?
Many people are not aware of a mold problem in their home until someone else points it out to them. An exterminator might tell you there is mold in your crawlspace, the HVAC repairman might tell you he's found some in your basement, or if you're putting your home on the market, a home inspector might inform you of suspicious growth in the attic. Any of these situations would come as a nasty shock, and all of them need to be dealt with quickly and correctly. Call AdvantaClean of Kingwood today to discuss all your options including mold inspection, mold testing, and mold remediation.
are there odors lingering in your home?
Mold isn’t always visible. Some mold growth is hidden out of sight, and your first clue to its existence is an unusual odor. If you experience a moldy, mildewy or musty smell permeating throughout the house, consider scheduling a mold inspection or mold testing appointment to get to the root of the problem.
The mold may be lurking behind your walls, inside your ceiling or below your feet, and a mold inspection or mold testing appointment enables us to hunt down the source and extent of the issue so we can begin the mold removal process. At AdvantaClean of Kingwood, we are trained to discover and resolve any mold situation you may have.
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mold can affect your health
Everyone’s sensitivity to mold is at a different level, so while one member of your household is highly allergic, another member may be healthier than ever in the presence of mold growth. Most of the health symptoms of mold have other potential causes, so it could be hard to determine if what you're experiencing is in fact caused by microbial growth. Some signs to look out for are:
- Watery eyes
If you or someone in your household has noticed a sudden onset of these symptoms, and you are concerned they stem from the hidden mold in the home, it’s time to schedule a mold inspection. Also consider whether these symptoms are severe when you’re at home, and only mild or moderate when you’re away. This is another indicator that there’s a mold problem in your home.
choosing a mold remediation company that bests suits you
If you see or suspect a mold problem in your home, the first thing you should look for is a company that employs Certified Mold Inspectors (CMI) and Certified Mold Remediators (CMR). Many handymen and general contractors will try to convince you they can handle the situation themselves, but if they are not also a CMI or CMR, your mold may not be eliminated correctly or entirely and may grow back. At AdvantaClean of Kingwood, we employ only the best CMIs and CMRs who always perform mold inspections, mold testing, and mold remediation correctly and successfully.