Mold is nothing to mess around with. Be aware of mold forming in moist, wet areas of your home. According to the site, HowStuffWorks.com, you should use your nose as the first indicator and check for mold in these areas of your house:
- Under carpets and carpet pads
- Behind wall paper or draperies
- Behind drywall, wallboard and wood
- On pipes
- Inside ductwork
- Above ceiling tiles
As the video will point out, base boards can also hide and trap mold in rooms.
Health problems can sometimes be an indicator that there’s mold present in your home. Sensitive individuals sometimes exhibit symptoms like sore throat, stuffy nose, eye irritation, wheezing and rashes. In more extreme cases, they might endure fever, shortness of breath, and mold-related lung infections when exposed to a mold-laden environment. But even if no one is sick at your house doesn’t mean you don’t have mold. Source: HowStuffWorks.com
Seek Professional Help When You Suspect a Mold Issue
Checking for mold can be a little like playing hide-and-seek, but it’s no game. Your efforts may even disturb mold colonies and release spores that can go on to contaminate other areas of your home. A good practice after checking easily examined areas like walls, ceilings, bathrooms, basements and inside cabinets is to consult a professional before pulling up carpeting or looking behind walls. This is especially true when you suspect there’s a problem because of a moisture situation in the past, like a roof leak or flooding.
Final Thought – Check out this video and see first-hand how mold can get out of control if not dealt with in an appropriate time frame. With all of the recent flooding in some areas of the country, people should really take steps to check for mold. Also, you will see here that finding the source of moisture is the most important part of diagnosis.
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