Worried that mold might be lurking behind the sheetrock in your Cape Coral home? Concerned that it could be growing in your attic, or multiplying in your foundation? You’re right to worry – black mold can be quite dangerous, and prolonged exposure can cause a wide range of nasty symptoms, up to and including bleeding in the lungs. So, how do you tell if you have black mold growing in your home?
One of the first things to look for isn’t a visible sign at all – it’s an odor. Mold has a very distinct, musty, damp, dank smell. If you have started smelling this sort of odor in your home recently, it’s a good sign that mold has colonized a portion of it and is even now eating away, multiplying out of sight.
You might also spot signs of mold growth in your Cape Coral home. Small, dark patches on sheetrock and wood are signs of mold growth. Don’t assume that because the spots you see are very small that the mold infestation is also small. Chances are good that you’re only seeing the very tip of that proverbial iceberg. Most of the mold growth will be out of sight, hidden behind the sheetrock, under insulation.
Finally, if you see any signs of water damage, including discolorations on your walls or ceilings, it’s a sign that mold could be present. Black mold needs plenty of moisture to survive, in addition to warm temperatures, so if you have experienced a water leak or any type of flooding, it’s likely that mold is present now.
Not sure if you have black mold? Know that you do have black mold and want to remove it quickly? Call the professionals at FP Property Restoration by dialing (888) 595-1105.