6 Tell-Tale Signs of Mold Exposure in Your Home or Business
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6 Tell-Tale Signs of Mold Exposure in Your Home or Business

Unfortunately, mold isn't always easy to spot; but when you know the signs of mold exposure,  you can protect your home and family from harm. Many people suffer allergic reactions to mold, and long term health issues have been connected to infestations.

Scientists at the CDC discovered a link between mold and cancer in 2002, and research suggests mold can lead to infections to susceptible people. However, you can avoid all of the dangerous ramifications of mold by knowing the signs of mold exposure in your home or business.

Continue reading for six tell-tale signs of mold exposure in your home or business.

Moldy Smell is a Sign of Mold Exposure

One of the easiest ways to determine if mold is thriving in your home is by the tested, tried, and proven smell test. If you have ever previously smelled mold, you'll never forget the smell! While mold on the outside of your home may have a stale smell, mold on the interior of your home smells damp and musty.

And if you smell mold in your home, it's not something you can or should ignore. Unfortunately, a bit of Febreeze will not do the trick. Instead, it's imperative to have a professional solution before your little mold problem grows into a larger, more expensive disaster.

Leaking Water Is a Sign of Mold

If your home has previously experienced leaks or has current leaks, it can be a strong indicator of the presence of mold. Whether it's the result of a backed up sewer line, leak in your roof, or flooding from the outside of your home, each of these scenarios can create the perfect conditions for mold to grow — often in overlooked places. Many water leakages can't be immediately spotted because it happens in dark places, which further increases the likelihood of mold.

Has Your Home Suffered Flooding Previously?

When homes suffer flooding, the chances of mold growth becomes exponentially more likely. As a matter of fact, the best thing you can do is contact the flood remediation and mold remediation specialists at Up-Rite Plus.

Why? Because flooding often results in the dark areas of your home being soaked. This creates the perfect environment for mold growth. However, whenever you contact Up-Rite Plus, you can be sure the problem has been completely rectified.

We use state-of-the-art equipment to detect moisture in hidden places. Afterwards, we'll leave your home dry, free of mold, and with the added piece of mind your home is safe.

Health Signs of Mold Exposure in Your Home

Black mold is notorious for causing the most serious health-related issues. This type of mold contains dangerous mycotoxins that can affect respiratory functions, skin, and much more. If you or someone else in your family is experiencing any combination of the following symptoms, you should contact Up-Rite Plus to ensure your home doesn't have a mold infestation:

  • Respiratory problems
  • Immune system suppression
  • Tiredness
  • Nausea
  • Damage to internal organs
  • Nausea
  • Mucous membrane irritation
  • Skin inflammation
  • Hemorrhage

Although there is no cure for someone who is experiencing health-related complications from mold exposure, the best solution is to remove the mold. Fortunately, your body will naturally start to recover once the source of the mold is removed.

Visible Growth Is a Sign of Mold Exposure

Of course, if you see mold growth, then you can rest assured some amount of mold exists in your home. The questions are:

  • How much mold actually exists?
  • Where is the mold located?
  • What is the originating cause of the mold growth?

While it would be nice to assume the extent of the infestation is what's visible, this is hardly ever the case. In many instances, it's the mold you can't see buried behind your walls, underneath stair cases, and in other hidden places that is the source of the problem.

Signs of Condensation May Be Signs of Mold Exposure

Anytime you recognize condensation in your home, it means you have a significant buildup of moisture. This is usually a strong indicator you may have mold growing in your home. If you notice condensation on glass window surfaces or metal pipes, you should schedule a moisture inspection by Up-Rite Plus to protect your family.  

Contact Up-Rite Plus for Mold Removal & Added Peace of Mind

Don't place your family's safety at risk by breathing harmful mold spores. If you think you may have witnessed or smelled signs of mold exposure in your home, it's important you take the proper steps to be certain.

The experts at Up-Rite Plus offer decades of experience effectively removing mold from homes and businesses throughout Long Island area — ranging from Manhattan to Montauk, including:

  • Manhattan
  • Brooklyn
  • Queens
  • The Bronx
  • Staten Island
  • Nassau County
  • Suffolk County
  • East Hampton

We'll ensure the mold infestation is removed, and your peace of mind is restored.

Contact Up-Rite Plus today for mold removal and remediation.

About the Author Thomas Marr

Offering nearly four decades of industry experience in restoration, mold remediation, and reconstruction, Thomas G. Marr is the president and CEO of ite Plus 2. He holds two certifications from the Florida Mold Institute — Certified Professional Mold Inspector and Certified Professional Mold Remediator — as well as a long list of other industry-recognized certifications. He brings brings a unique set of skills and expertise in all matters of flood, fire, and mold remediation, which has proven to be invaluable to businesses and homeowners throughout the New York area.

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