Did you know that over half of the homes in the United States have a mold problem? When you can see mold growing, it is easy to diagnose a mold problem and get the ball rolling on getting it removed. However, mold tends to lurk where it cannot be seen, putting all those in the home at risk of exposure. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention warns that exposure to mold can cause a lot of health problems from allergic reactions, to chronic lung illnesses, infections, and other respiratory problems. We at Harper Special Services would like to introduce some of the more common signs to look for in your home in Savannah that could indicate you have a hidden mold problem.
One of the biggest signs of hidden mold in your home is the smell. As mold grows, it gives off a very musty, damp, earthy smell. If you notice an unusual lingering smell in your home that you cannot find a source for, you should have the area checked for mold growth.
Visible mold is clearly a sign of a mold problem, however not all visible mold growth is obvious. Mold will begin growing and spreading in small amounts that may look like tiny spots and speckles, closely resembling dirt. The problem is these small patches can grow and spread very quickly if not remediated right away. Since mold can appear white, green, black, brown and even gray, and can be in the form of threads, spots, clusters, and fuzzy in appearance, it can be tricky to correctly identify visible mold. If you notice any abnormal spots on your walls, floors, ceilings, or anywhere else in your home, conside