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How to detect mold in your home

2/11/2019 (Permalink)

Standing water and moisture can lead to mold in residences and damage to your flooring, walls, and furniture. There are many ways to detect mold in your home and prevent its spread.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the most common types of mold that invade the home are Penicillium, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Alternaria. Mold can appear in white, green, and black colors and reproduce by spreading spores through the air, water, and organic materials.

If the mold is not in a place that is readily apparent, there are a few other ways to identify mold that is growing out of sight. Mold is typically accompanied by a damp and musty scent, but the smell itself is dependent on a variety of factors that include the type of mold it is and where it is growing. Sometimes it can be harder to detect by scent alone, especially for those with a weaker sense of smell.

People who are sensitive to indoor mold may experience allergy symptoms in the form of a sore throat, clogged sinuses, and runny nose. Mold can also sometimes trigger asthma attacks for people who have asthma.

If you do find mold in your home, be sure to call a professional service to clean and protect your residence. It can be dangerous to remove mold on your own. SERVPRO of Fayetteville offers 24-hour emergency service, specialized equipment, and highly trained mold remediation technicians.

Contact SERVPRO of Fayetteville at (910) 860-1163.

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