The first sign of mold to look out for is the smell. Now I know your husband or your kids probably make a lot of pungent smells, but this one’s different! If you consistently smell something (typically a musty odor) in the same area, even if you don’t see anything, you might have mold.
The next sign that you might have mold is the actual appearance of mold (facepalm, DUH). If you are in the shower or the tub and you spot something that black, green, gray, slimy, powdery, etc. and it’s not just the normal shower scum, it’s probably safe to say you’ve got mold! Unfortunately, not all molds are as easy to detect as it is in the shower, damp places like a cellar or basement could very easily be home to mold as well, so get your flashlight and go see what monsters are hiding in the dark.
The third, and one of the more scary signs of mold, is health issues. If you find yourself feeling better shopping or at work and it’s not just because it’s a break from the kids or because you love your job (What…? JK, we love ours too!), then you might have a mold problem. Health issues due to mold happen the second you step through your front door. These invisible signs of mold can include allergy like symptoms, congestion, watery eyes, feeling extra tired, etc.
The fourth and final clue to there being mold in your home is your home’s history. Have you had any water damage or leaking that wasn’t professionally taken care of? How old is your home? Do you live in a particularly humid area? The answers to these types of questions can all be factored into whether or not you have the silent killer in your home.
If you do happen to stumble across mold, or if you don’t, but have a hunch that it’s there, please do not hesitate to give Slate Restoration a call. If left untreated mold can continue to cause more and more damage to your home and your health. In fact, certain types of mold can even be deadly. Don’t let something completely fixable and preventable like this be the end. Instead, contact our IICRC certified technicians to come inspect the damage while you go do something actually worth the risk, like skydiving or swimming with sharks. Call us now at (480) 550-2511!