3 Signs You Need Professional Mold Remediation

Posted on: November 4, 2014 | By: Michael T. | mold & mildew clean up, Mold and Fungus, san francisco

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

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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 Respiratory Symptoms

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 inhabitants.

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 illnesses.

For more information about Allied Restoration’s mold remediation process, give us a call at (415) 529-5637.