Signs Of Mold In Your Home
Mold can grow anywhere in your home, and can be caused by many different issues. Check for signs of mold in your home using the picture below.
One of the leading causes of home mold is from poorly insulated attics. Poor insulation leads to temperature swings that can cause moisture to develop in the attic space over time. Mold uses the insulation as a food source and grows thanks to constant moisture. Here are a few other issues we’ve seen:
The living spaces, including bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and especially laundry rooms and bathrooms can support mold growth too. Be on the lookout for signs of mold from issues like:
Basements & Crawl Spaces
Basements and crawl spaces have all of the right conditions for mold. It’s very important to control moisture in basements with a good dehumidifier year-round. In addition to moisture control, keep an eye out for places water can enter your home, and try to keep clutter down where possible. Here are our top checklist items when we do a visual assessment:
You may not think about it very often, but the exterior of your home is something you should check out a couple of times each year. Looking for signs of water damage, and anything else from the list below can help you take control of a mold issue fast.
Any of the signs above can lead to your home becoming a home for mold too. Take a few minutes to look for the signs above each time you visit some of those key areas in your house. We recommend examining your home’s basement, exterior, and attic at LEAST once a year to look for new issues that may have been caused by weather.
If you suspect you have an issue from the list above, call us to talk to a professional about getting a visual assessment today!