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Figuring Out If Theres Mold in Your Home

10/24/2021 (Permalink)

Green spots of mold wood A mold infestation can cause major damage to your home

Determining the Presence of Mold in Your Home

Did you recently buy a house in Lexington Hills, CA? If so, you may want to make sure there is not any mold currently in the home. Working with a residential mold remediation team and an indoor environmental specialist can help you determine if this fungus is currently calling your house home. Whether you recently bought the house or have been living there for years, you can use these tips to figure out if mold is already present.

• Use Your Nose: Mold growth often lets of a musty smell. Even if you can't see the fungus, you may be able to sniff it out.

• Look Around: Some signs of mold are visible to the eye. If you notice patches of growth on your bathroom wall, around your vents or in your crawlspace, you can have a pretty good idea that there is mold in your house.

• Do a Test: You can do a mold test to determine if this fungus is growing in your home. While there are some do-it-yourself tests available, it is often best to hire an indoor environmental specialist to run the test for you. The DIY tests may pick up the spores that exist in the air and be unable to differentiate these spores from actual growth. A specialist, on the other hand, will know how to better perform and read the test.

• Get an Inspection: While your nose and eyes may be able to detect some mold growth, chances are a professional will be better equipped to determine if there is fungus in your house. You can hire a remediation team to come to check out your living space. Be aware that they may suggest hiring an indoor environmental specialist to double-check their findings.

Mold does not always show noticeable signs of growth. You can have a professional perform a mold test to determine if you are sharing your space with this fungus growth.

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