There may be a chance that there is mold in your home if you or a family member are experiencing allergies all of a sudden. Common allergic reactions to mold include, nasal congestion, runny nose, sneezing, itchy or sore eyes. Here are some things to look out for that could indicate you have mold growing in your house.
Moisture left unaddressed can lead to major mold issues. Water stains, discolored walls, floors or ceilings can indicate a moisture buildup and most likely means that there is mold present in the home. If you notice cracking, peeling or bubbling of paint or wallpaper, those are also signs of water. Additionally, damp surfaces also signal moisture buildup.
Leaking pipes or a leaking ceiling can cause moisture problems throughout the home and if left unchecked, can lead to mold growth.Typically, mold growth from leaks can be hard to see or hidden. This can be due to moisture dripping and seeping through to a wall or another surface.
A flooding incident from the previous homeowner can be an element to be weary of. Areas that sustained the most water damage or where water remained for a long period of time definitely are prone to mold growing. Basements are usually areas that are most likely to grow mold, including under floors or behind walls.
Visible Signs of Mold
Sometimes, small amounts of mold growth are not obvious to homeowners and are mistaken for dirt or soot. Small patches of mold can grow rapidly and become a large problem. Some mold formations look unusual and have different colors: white and thread-like; clusters of black spots; gray-green; gray-brown. Some mold can even appear orange, pink or purple if it is growing behind vinyl wallpaper.
If you have noticed any of these symptoms of mold in your home, contact ExecPro Restoration and Cleaning at (888)-300-3772 today! We offer service throughout New Jersey.