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Warning Signs of Mold in your Home

Warning Signs of Mold in your Home

Mold thrives in dark, moist places. If it invades your home, it can create health hazards that range from respiratory ailments, headaches and skin irritation to certain types of cancer.

If spotted in your home, you need to eliminate the mold as quickly as possible. Here are some indicators that you may have mold in your home:

Strong Musty Smell – If you notice a strong, musty odor coming from parts of your home that are exposed to moisture, there is a good chance the area contains mold. All types of mold grow best in dark and damp areas, which means the musty smell may be your strongest indicator of its presence. Try to identify where the smell is strongest and you are likely to find mold in that area.

Black, Green or Yellow Splotches – If you look at the ceiling in your bathroom and notice black, green or yellow dots, it is likely that moldy growths are behind those dots. These dots, which also may surface in other most areas of your home, represent the spores that molds release to propagate. Where there are dots or spores, there is mold nearby. The different colors represent different kinds of mold, each bringing its own share of problems and ailments.

Mold-Related Ailments Among Residents – If members of your household suddenly exhibit symptoms of respiratory ailments, there is a strong possibility that you have mold in your home. Inhalation of the spores that these molds release can trigger ailments such as asthma, rhinitis, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing. Black mold contains mycotoxins that can trigger certain types of cancer. Allergy-related symptoms suggest a moldy growth may exist somewhere in your home.

What to Do When You Suspect There is Mold in Your Home

When you notice any of these warning signs, you need to contact Chenal Restoration as soon as possible. If your home has mold, you probably have some hidden water damage that is causing the problem and you definitely need mold remediation services. When you need to repair water damage and to remove moldy growths in your home, contact us online or give us a call at 501-509-8855 to get a free estimate. Chenal Restoration serves homeowners in Little Rock, and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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