It’s something that no one wants to hear, but something that every homeowner should be cautious of. The undeniable signs that you need a mold inspection. At ProCare Restoration, we’re fairly surprised at how many people ignore the warning signs of potential mold growth and hope it will miraculously disappear. Although it hurts to hear, that is not how mold works and in fact, that’s exactly how mold problems get worse.
We try our best to inform our readers so that we don’t ever have to show up to a house. Preventative measures are the best way to avoid a restoration company from coming to your home. However, we understand that this is not always entirely possible and because of that, we want to help any way we can. One way of doing that is letting you know the common signs that you need a mold inspection. This can help with early detection and mitigation before the situation gets out of hand.
Here are 5 signs that you need a mold inspection
Unexplained and consistent sickness
Most molds are harmless to humans, but that doesn’t include toxic black mold. Toxic black mold contains mycotoxins which have been proven to be dangerous and cause illness. There are a variety of symptoms that can arise, but here are a few to look out for:
-skin irritation or rashes
-excessive coughing or sneezing
-nausea or vomiting
-constant headaches and fatigue
If you start to notice that a strange smell isn’t just coming from your dirty teenager’s room, then you might want to think about a mold inspection. If your home starts to smell musty, that’s a strong sign of mold growth.
Spotting potential mold growth
This seems like throwaway advice, but we’ve had past experiences of clients who dismissed mold growth as a dirty part on their wall. This dismissal of potential mold can and will turn into a more serious problem the longer it’s neglected, so make sure to call ProCare Restoration so that we can answer any mold inspection questions you might have.
Previous water damage
Any previous water damage is always worrisome when dealing with hidden mold growth. Even though the problem may have been fixed, it can continue to linger behind your walls or under your hardwood/carpeting. It’s important to have peace of mind, which can only be satisfied by having a mold inspection to put to rest any concerns.
Buying or moving into a house
Before you finalize that deal on buying a home, you want to make sure there are no previous damages that the past homeowners are leaving you with. The last need you should be worrying about after you move into a new house is whether or not it’s safe to live in. That’s why we recommend every potential homeowner to hire a mold inspector to come out and check to see if there’s anything to worry about. This gives you a clean slate when you’re moved in or conversely, alert you that the house might not be worth buying.
If any of these signs apply to you, it’s time to strongly consider getting a mold inspection. Our team of experts will be able to help assess whether or not you need to pursue further action or if you’re free from mold damage.