Mold is a problem for many homeowners. But how do you know if you have mold and need mold removal? Below are 4 signs that you may need to hire a mold removal expert.
- Musty Smell. Mold has a musty odor when it’s indoors, especially a poorly ventilated room. If you’re noticing an odd odor, particularly when you’re in an area that has a lot of moisture, you might have mold. You may not see it, but it could be there.
- Water Spots/Standing Water. Has there been a lot of water damage in your home like from a burst pipe? When you have standing water, it can mean that mold is breeding. If you’re noticing water spots on your surfaces, you also may find that you have to use mold removal products or call a mold removal technician.
- Humidity. Humidity is one of the reasons that moisture happens. Moisture will create an environment that’s friendly to mold. If you have high levels of humidity in the home, above 60%, there’s a good chance you have mold.
- Leaky Pipes. When you have problems with leaking pipes, there’s a good chance that you will need to hire someone to remove mold. Even after you’ve had the leaks fixed, mold already may have settled in.
These are just four of the signs that you might have mold in your home. If you are noticing any of these, it’s a good idea to call a professional to come in and check for mold. Otherwise you may find that the mold is affecting your family’s health.