Don’t let mold endanger your home or business!
Mold can be the cause of tremendous headaches – literally and figuratively — for homeowners in Waterloo, IL. Not only can it compromise your home’s structural integrity over time, but it can cause a host of allergic reactions, including respiratory problems, nasal congestion, sore eyes, skin hives, and even depression. Allergic reactions from mold may range from mild to very severe, and they’re especially common in young children and seniors.
While it typically grows in spaces that aren’t easy to see or access, such as your air vents, the attic, or inside of your walls, there are a couple of telltale signs to watch for.
Mold has a distinct, musty smell, and oftentimes, this is what tips homeowners off to the fact that they have a problem. Even if you don’t see it, if you suspect that you smell it, it’s important to talk to a specialist right away.
Visual Signs of Mold Growth
While it seems like actually seeing mold should clue you in to a problem, the truth is that a lot of homeowners ignore small amounts, often assuming that it’s just a few specs of dirt or soot. However, even a small amount should never be ignored. First of all, the presence of any mold at all means that the conditions are right for growth, and unless the problem is dealt with properly, it is likely to return. Second, that small trace of mold could be indicative of a large colony that is hidden from view.
Not all mold looks the same, and for the untrained eye, it can be difficult to identify. Some are white and look like threads while others look like clusters of black dots. It can also be a grayish-green or grayish-brown color, and it that grows on vinyl can even be orange, pink, or purple. If you think that you see mold, you shouldn’t try to take care of the problem yourself. Unless you’re a trained expert, it’s impossible to know whether you’ve gotten rid of all the it or if you’ve ensured that the environment will no longer promote future growth.
Contact Us Today
At Smoke Services Restoration, we specialize in helping residents of Waterloo, IL, identify and eradicate mold in their homes and businesses. If you suspect that you have an issue, give Smoke Services Restoration a call today.