When it comes to our homes, it is important for us to prioritize our spending when hiring out professional mold removal and remediation services. There are many things that we can do ourselves when it comes to home maintenance, but mold remediation is not one that is recommended.
Removing mold seems like a simple task in theory, but sometimes cleaning and removing the mold can actually cause it to travel and spread through mold spores. Let’s talk about some ways you will know if a mold remediation is needed in your home.
Seeing And Smelling Mold Or Signs Of Mold
This is one of the more obvious reasons to get your home inspected for mold. If you are seeing mold then it is time to get in touch with an inspection company. There also may be some signs of mold such as dark, circular splotches or discoloration- usually in damp environments like bathrooms. Oftentimes mold can grow in places that would be challenging for us to see like behind wallpaper, under floorboards, etc. If your eyes can’t see it, your nose may be able to help! Mold can often produce musty or mildew smells. If you have an unpleasant odor that seems to linger no matter what you do, this could be a warning sign that mold is hiding somewhere in your home.
Experiencing Mold Exposure Symptoms
Everyone feels under the weather once and a while, but if you find you are feeling sick more often there could be something affecting your wellness and your immune system. Mold has a tendency to cause damage wherever it goes, not just to our home and belongings but to our bodies as well. Sometimes the symptoms can seem like cold, flu, or allergy symptoms such as runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, sore throat, and sneezing. Other times it can cause other symptoms such as irritability, fatigue, headaches, brain fog and mental confusion, and rashes. It can make your allergy or asthma symptoms worse than they usually are. We know what is normal for our bodies, so if you feel like something just isn’t right, trust yourself and get your home inspected for mold.
The main culprit for mold is water. Mold thrives in a damp environment and is especially caused by water being where it shouldn’t be. If we experience a natural disaster or weather event that causes water damage this would be a good reason to get your home inspected for mold, even if the damage was repaired. Sometimes the reasons could be less obvious, stemming from a leak in your HVAC system, plumbing, appliance leaks, water in the wall, or roofing or gutter leaks. If you find a leak or standing water in your home you should consider a mold inspection.
Addressing the problem as soon as you find it can save you a lot of time and money. Contact Vortex Restoration and allow our team of trained professionals to inspect your property and plan to remove the problem completely. We know that these things pop up when you least expect them to, so call us 24/7 on our emergency service line – (805) 308-7309.