3 Signs Your Home Needs Mold Testing

Posted on: November 4, 2014 | By: Michael T. | Inner Richmond Mold Testing, mold testing

Inner Richmond Mold Testing San Francisco

labpetriWhile many homeowners think they have a mold problem, few are willing to do anything about it if the growth seems contained. Some homeowners either don’t respond until it’s become a major issue or attempt to fix the problem themselves with household or off-the-shelf products. Professional mold testing is the only way to measure the full extent of the issue, and it’s the surest way to completely address the issue. This article will introduce three common signs mold might be an in your home.

For efficient mold-testing and remediation services in Inner Richmond and throughout San Francisco, contact Allied Restoration Company. Our team can administer accurate and thorough testing procedures to determine the extent of the problem. From there, we can apply a proven mold-removal process to clear the issue from your house. Call us today at 415-529-5637.

1. Spotting and Smelling the Signs

Mold is most commonly found due to its characteristic smell. Many people describe the scent as familiar to dirty socks. For the most part, a pungent, musty odor is a dead giveaway, according to the CDC.

Visual signs can also be another clue. Mold, depending on the type, comes in different colors: black, white or shades of green. Mold spores favor moist areas and are often on a material they can easily digest such as cloth or wood.

2. Consistent Allergic Reactions

Mold reproduces by releasing spores into the atmosphere, which are then carried to favorable sites where they can grow. These spores come into contact with humans easily, and they can be inhaled, digested or land on the skin and eyes.

According to the EPA, these spores trigger a wide array of different allergic reactions. Frequent sneezing, unexplainable rashes and eye, nose and throat irritations are all signs that mold is not only present in the house, but it’s spreading.

3. Recent Water Damage

Floods and minor water damage create favorable conditions for mold growth. It is often a smart idea to have a proper mold testing conducted after any kind of flooding. In fact, many water-damage repair services offer mold removal and testing services for this very reason.

Mold Testing and Removal in Inner Richmond

If you suspect that mold may be present in your home, waste no time and contact Allied Restoration Company. The longer mold goes on unattended, the further it can spread. Checking for mold can also reveal any possible water damage that might cause further problems in the future. Call us today at 415-529-5637.