Catching Mold In Your Home

It's important for you to make sure that you do your best to keep mold out of your home. Even if you do end up with mold in your home, it's important to know about it as soon as possible. Here are some of the things that can lead you to determine that you do have mold in your home, or that you are providing mold with a great environment in which it can grow:

You have moist areas in the home

Whether it's a roof leak or a busted pipe, if something has happened in your house that has left it with moisture and it is in a warm area, then you are giving mold the perfect place to grow. This is why it is very important for you to make sure that you have cleaned up all the water from any such accidents. 

Use every piece of equipment you can to make sure you get the area 100% dry. Some of the equipment that you can use includes a shop vac and fans. Opening the windows can help as well, especially if it is hot outside. If you have any doubts about your ability to get all of the water dried up, then your best bet is going to be to call someone out to do it for you. Be diligent when it comes to looking for mold all around the areas of concern.

You see warped areas

You don't want to miss something like warped wood in one of the cabinets under your sinks, warped flooring in the kitchen or bathroom, or any warping anywhere else in the house. If you do find warped areas, then this usually means that the area has been exposed to water.

This can also mean that you may already have mold growing where you can't see it. Just to be on the safe side, you should have a professional come out to make sure there isn't mold and have someone repair any warped items as well as fix whatever it is that caused the warping.

Pay attention to smells

Many times, mold is found by the homeowner noticing a musty smell in the home. This is why you want to make sure you have someone check your home for mold if you end up smelling a musty odor in any area of your house. Even if you smell the odor in a location without plumbing, you might have a leak in the attic or somewhere else.

Contact a mold inspection service today to learn more.