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Use Your Senses: 3 Signs You Have an Unseen Mold Issue

Jun 26, 2020

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Is There Mold In My House?

Sometimes it can be difficult to know you have a mold problem. It often likes to hide in ceilings and walls or under furniture, carpet or cabinets in places you can’t always see.

Mold can cause two serious problems: Damage to your home or business and health problems for you and all your loved ones.

That’s why if you suspect you have a mold problem the sooner you contact ServiceMaster of Spartanburg for an inspection.

When it comes to unseen mold, the best way to detect it is to use your senses—especially your sense of smell. The top three tell-tale signs mold is lurking and wreaking havoc in your home or business include:

Musty smell

Nearly everyone has been subjected to the musty smell of mold. The smell of mold can spread through quickly through your home or business.

You may notice that the smell is stronger when you turn on your heater or air conditioning unit. Mold spores like to live in your HVAC unit the conditions are perfect for fungus growth – moisture, humidity, and condensation. An air duct cleaning may be in order to help resolve the problem.

Condensation and humidity

Mold caused by condensation and humidity is often found in the bathroom but can grow anywhere. When you take a hot shower or bath in a small room you are combining both condensation and humidity and once you close the shower curtain or the bathroom door, the condensation and humidity have nowhere to go, which can allow the mold to grow unnoticed.

Water spots or leaking roof

If your home or business has a leaky roof, eventually mold is going to become a problem. The water will pool in the between the roof and the ceilings and eventually you will notice stains, cracks, or both in the ceiling or walls.

If you notice that you or any of your family members or employees are suffering from new allergies, cold symptoms that do not go away, or worsening upper respiratory conditions such as asthma, it’s time to have your home or business inspected for a mold by professionals.

Mold can be very damaging to buildings and your health. If you think you may have a mold problem, contact ServiceMaster of Spartanburg as soon as possible.

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