Mold can grow in your home if you have high humidity, moisture/dampness, or a flood. Mold may cause damage to your home and some people are sensitive and have adverse health reactions when mold is present. Because the spores are microscopic, mold may be difficult to detect. Education about detection, symptoms, removal and what to do if you have mold you can make a huge difference when it comes to removing mold from your home. Our mold removal experts can help.
Here are some things to be aware of:
Allergy Symptoms. Mold may stimulate allergy-like symptoms or other unhealthy reactions to sensitized individuals in a home that has been effected by mold. If you notice you have allergy-like or other symptoms in your home but not when you leave, considering having a mold investigation company do an assessment in your home may be worthwhile.
Physical Qualities. Some mold can be mistaken for dirt or soot and depending on the type of mold, it can be different colors and textures. If you see or suspect physical signs of mold, Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. may recommend a testing company do a mold assessment or we may perform mold remediation to remove the contamination. Depending on the situation, testing may or may not be necessary.
Musty Odors. Some mold is odorless and sometimes mold in your home will have a musty odor. If you don’t see any physical qualities, but you smell a musty smell, it’s time to call a mold removal specialist!
Where to Look for Mold
The most important areas to check are areas that are known for having a lot of humidity or moisture – basements, attics, near sinks, toilets, bathtubs, and leaky windows. You should especially check areas that have been flooded or have high humidity.
What to Do if You Have Mold
If you suspect or know that you have mold in your home, it’s important to have it removed, and sometimes it may need to be tested first. Mold remediation is a specialized type of cleaning and should be performed by experts who follow industry standards.
Call Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. today at (781) 279-2900 for your mold removal needs.