4 Signs Your Home May Need a Mold Inspection

4 Signs Your Home May Need a Mold Inspection Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Mold can negatively affect not only the structure of your home but also your and your residents' health. Our team here at True Builders offers comprehensive mold restoration and remediation services to make your home a safe and enjoyable place to live. Because mold can be difficult to spot in its early stages and even beyond, we also offer mold inspection services for homes located in and around Winter Haven, Lakeland, and Plant City, FL.

Before you call us, you can keep an eye out for some signs of mold on your own. Check out these four signs your home may need a mold inspection.

1. Mold grows well in humid climates.

Mold growing along a windowsill in Lakeland, FL.

Mold thrives in humid climates. Your home may be a breeding ground for mold if its humidity is higher than average. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends that you keep your home's humidity below 60%.

Your home's humidity may be higher than average due to factors like your property's:

  • Design, construction, and materials
  • Insulation
  • Oversized air conditioner

No matter the cause of your home's excess humidity, it may indicate that you have an issue with mold. Contact our team and we can inspect your home for signs of mold growth.

2. Visible mold takes the form of many different colors and textures.

Visible mold is one of the most obvious signs that your home requires a mold inspection. However, it can be difficult to spot visible mold. It takes the form of many different colors and textures.

Mold in your home may appear white, blue, orange, black, green, and yellow.

3. Members of your household are displaying symptoms of mold exposure.

Though it's relatively harmless in some forms, mold can cause respiratory and other health issues. While mold most commonly affects children, the elderly, and people with compromised health, a generally healthy person can still fall victim to mold's effects.

Be aware if you or any members of your household experience some combination of the following symptoms:

  • Asthma attacks (including shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness)
  • Itching
  • Skin rash
  • Watery eyes
  • Nasal congestion
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose

If you or members of your household are displaying these symptoms that can't be explained in another way, mold exposure may be the culprit. Contact us today so you can make your home a safe place to live in.

4. Water leaks can cause mold to develop.

Water leaks are undoubtedly annoying, but they can develop into serious issues. If you neglect water leaks for too long, they can become hot spots for mold development.

Water leaks can come from:

  • Hot water heaters
  • Garbage disposals
  • Washing machine hoses
  • Sink pipes
  • Faucets
  • Toilets
  • Tubs and showers

If you have been ignoring a water leak for an extended period, it may be time for a mold inspection. Call us today to learn about how we can remove mold from your home.

Do you suspect your residential property needs a mold inspection? Call our team today.

Don't allow mold to slowly damage your home's structural integrity and the health of your residents. If you suspect your residential property needs a mold inspection, call our team today at (863) 647-1800. We offer mold restoration and remediation services to properties in Winter Haven, Lakeland, Plant City, and the surrounding areas.

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