There are many problems that plague homeowners, but one of the most insidious is fungal or microbial growth. These microorganisms can do serious damage to your structure, and their spores, when inhaled, can negatively affect your health. On top of that, they can grow in hidden, out of the way places, which makes them hard to detect. Fortunately, our team at Emergency Restoration Xperts (ERX) have extensive experience with mold remediation, and we know how to recognize the signs of a problem. In this article, we’ll go over a few ways to tell whether you need our mold remediation services.
• Musty Smell. One sign that you need mold remediation is a musty, mildewy smell coming from somewhere inside your house (with the bathroom and other areas where there is typically a lot of moisture being the most likely locations). This odor can be hard to detect in the warmer months when you’re more likely to have the windows open to the fresh air but will likely become more noticeable once you shut the windows for the winter.
• Moisture, Humidity, and Condensation. Another way to determine whether you need mold remediation is to look at your home’s history of risk factors for fungal growth—if you’ve had moisture problems in the past, or the humidity levels are above 60%, then it’s likely that you have these nasty microbes somewhere.
• Health Symptoms. As we mentioned above, breathing in fungal spores can have a negative impact on your health. You may experience allergy-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, watering eyes, sneezing, etc., or even suffer more serious effects, such as trouble concentrating and dizziness. If you or someone in your household is experiencing these kinds of symptoms with no apparent cause, you should consider calling mold remediation experts to come inspect your home.