Mold Inspection, Testing & Remediation Contractor CT

When it comes to identifying and taking care of a mold problem in your home before it gets worse, it is important to hire a home inspector to look in every possible spot for mold.  I have nearly 30 years experience dealing all sorts of mold issues in every area of a home.  If your home is infected with mold, contact me today for a testing, inspection, and remediation quote.

Signs of Mold In Your Home

There are numerous ways to determine if you home is infected with mold.

Allergic Symptoms

If your home has a problem with mold, you may display a variety of allergy symptoms.  Most homeowners think they may be sick, but it’s very possible you have mold in your house and you don’t know it. If not taken care of, the mold within your home can cause you much more harm than the symptoms listed below.

Signs and Symptoms of Mold Allergies include: 

  • Sneezing
  • Runny or Stuffy Nose
  • Coughing and Postnasal Drip
  • Itchy Eyes, Nose, and Throat
  • Watery Eyes
  • Dry Skin

Smell of Moldy Odor

One of the most common sign of mold is the odor it produces.  The smell of mold is very distinct musty, mildew-like odor, and while the smell isn’t the issue, it is very important to find the source of the smell and fix it before it gets worse. Although the odor is very common, did you know that not all mold smells? If you smell mold inside your home, contact me today for a mold test and remediation service estimate.

Visible Signs of Mold

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Mold can be found in many areas of your home.

While visible mold growth might seem like an obvious sign of a mold issue, many people won’t notice a small amounts of mold growth or they think it’s just soot or dirt. Sometimes people simply ignore visible mold in their house.

If you can see mold growth, even if it’s only small, you should take action immediately. Small mold patches can spread and the fact that there is any mold shows that the conditions in your home are right for mold to grow.

If you don’t take care of mold it will soon become a bigger problem. Visible mold growth could also be a sign that there is a much larger mold colony growing hidden away from view.

Sometimes you might not realize there is mold in your house, especially if it is unusual looking mold. Some mold growth looks white and thread-like. Other mold appears as clusters of small black spots. Mold can be black, gray-brown, gray-green or white in color. Mold growing behind wallpaper made of vinyl can even appear orange, pink or purple.
 

 

What Causes Mold Issues?

Mold is caused by many different issues and  is usually found in warm, damp areas of your home. Humidity also attributes to the growth and spreading of mold, so it is best to keep areas of your home as dry as possible.  If you have any of these following issues, your home could be at risk of mold damage.

Water Problems

Past Flooding – Past flooding issues in your home are definitely something to think about

Leaking Pipes – Most homeowner are unaware that their pipes are leaking, especially those behind drywall in areas not easily accessible. When pipes start to leak, they allow water to start puddling up and this can help accelerate the growth of mold depending on the area.

Condensation – Just like with leaking pipes, water builds up to from pipe condensation and can puddle up over time.

Mold can cause serious damage to your home and can be detrimental to your health.  If you suspect mold issues in your home, contact me today for a mold testing, inspection, and remediation services quote!