3 Signs You Need Professional Mold Remediation
Mold can be one of the most destructive forces
within a home. Not only does it pose serious health risks, especially
for those suffering from asthma and other respiratory difficulties,
but mold is also an indication of water damage.
That’s why home mold remediation should be a top
priority. It’s important to limit the amount of time building
inhabitants are exposed to mold, and with a professional remediation
service, other potential issues, such as water leaks, will be noticed
before they become major problems.
Often, mold can be tough to identify as it may
grow in out-of-the-way locations. This article will introduce you to
three signs that indicate you have a mold outbreak.
If you suspect that mold may be growing in your
home, call San Francisco Flood Repair today at
We provide mold remediation
services to customers all over San Francisco. With the latest
techniques and equipment, we can assess your situation and develop a
comprehensive plan to stop mold growth and prevent its return.
1. Visible Signs of Mold Growth
The most obvious signs of mold growth are visible
indicators. Many homeowners mistakenly assume that a small amount of
mold in the basement is not a problem—or even normal.
However, any amount of mold should be
professionally addressed. Since the mold is growing due to moisture
or wetness, it could very well mean that the area has suffered water
damage or that there’s a leak nearby.
This is why it’s so important to call an
experienced mold remediation service. Our mold remediation process is
effective not only for cleaning the affected area but also for
detecting and fixing the issues that allowed the mold to develop in
the first place.
2. Musky Odors
Mold is not always visible; it can grow anywhere
with a moist, wet surface. In many cases, according to NBC,
the only indication of mold is its smell. Luckily, mold has a
distinct odor; it’s sometimes described as musky or even
reminiscent of old, dirty socks.
Still, identifying mold based solely on smell is
challenging. It’s often assumed that basements or garages normally
have a damp, musky smell to them.
For this reason, homeowners should be careful to
keep basements clean, dry and free of mold-like odors. That way, if a
strange smell develops, it will be more noticeable. At Allied Restoraiton, our mold remediation process can detect mold in even the
most hidden areas.
3. Consistent Allergic Reactions or Other
Sometimes, there are no visible signs or
detectable odors, but mold spores could still be in the area. One
sign of a mold outbreak is a decline in the health of home
Mold affects several systems in the body and can
cause irritation to the eyes, skin or throat. This can happen even if
the victim has not been exposed to dense outbreaks. Mold reproduces
by releasing spores into the atmosphere, which can travel throughout
the house and, subsequently, inhaled. According to the EPA,
mold can very easily cause asthma attacks or other respiratory
For more information about Allied Restoration’s
mold remediation process, give us a call at (415) 529-5637.