Mold damage can be costly, both in terms of damage to the structure of your home, but more importantly, it can pose serious health risks. When mold is present in a home, residents will usually begin to show allergy-related symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, congestion and itchy, watery eyes, irritated, itchy skin, wheezing, and difficulty breathing or sinus headaches.
These allergy-like symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed as some other type of condition when they are actually a result of being exposed to mold. Some forms of household mold are toxic and can cause serious, life-threatening illnesses. Mold can pose serious health risks, with such symptoms as bleeding, internal organ damage, mental impairment, cancer, and even death. Unfortunately, many homeowners don’t realize they have a mold problem, and for that reason, it’s important to inspect the home periodically for signs of mold damage. Fortunately, mold is usually easy to spot when you know where to look and what to look for.
Look for clusters of mold spores in bathrooms, basements, drywall, ceiling tiles, carpet, wallpaper, under sinks, and around plumbing pipes. If you notice a musty, moldy odor in your home, there is a strong possibility of mold growing in that location. Other warning signs you may have mold in your home include:
- Warped drywall and wood can indicate mold damage in the walls and ceilings.
- Bubbling, cracking, or peeling paint or wallpaper also indicate mold growth.
- Water stains, discoloration on the walls and floor, or on ceilings.
- Water leaks around water heaters, behind shower walls, or other hidden surfaces.
- High humidity areas that produce condensation and excess water, such as windows and metal pipes.
As soon as you notice a mold problem, call Smart Restoration for a professional inspection right away. We offer safe, affordable, fast, and effective mold inspection and treatment. Unattended water damage can create the ideal environment for mold spores to thrive, leading to significant mold damage and expensive repairs. As soon as you suspect your house has mold, contact a qualified mold remediation company to safely and properly remove the mold. Attempting to remove the mold damage without the help of a professional may aggravate the situation as some mold spores may be accidentally missed or spread.
Smart Restoration LLC in Kansas City should be called as soon as possible to inspects and test your home for mold to determine what kind of mold is present – are the more common types seen. Using established techniques that work best our IICRC certified technicians use industry-standard procedures and tools to ensure the mold is removed fully and disposed of safely.
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