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Signs That Mold Is Growing In Your Home

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Learn about a few of the signs of mold growth.

If you are a homeowner, you need to know how to take care of your living space.  You want to keep it clean and safe for your family on a daily basis.  The last thing you want is for mold to grow in your home causing your children to become sick.  The key to preventing mold growth is knowing how to control the moisture and humidity in your home.  It is also important to know the signs of mold growth so that you know when to contact a remediation service.

Trust Your Nose

One of the major signs of mold growth is strong, unusual odor emitting through your home.  If there is one room in your home that emits a musty odor constantly, there is a large possibility that mold is growing in the space.  You should follow where the smell is the strongest, find it and remove it is as safely as possible. You should contact the professionals at ServiceMaster if the mold is in a hard to reach place, such as inside a wall.

Health Issues

Many times a mold allergy can mimic the symptoms of a regular seasonal allergy.  Common symptoms of mold exposure include watery eyes, sneezing, headaches, and constantly runny nose.  If you only experience these symptoms when you are inside your home or in a specific room, then you likely have mold growing.  It is essential that you find the source of the mold and remove it as quickly as possible because it could be toxic or black mold.

Water Problems

If you are dealing with water problems in your home, you are at risk for mold growth.  If your toilet or sink has overflowed, or your basement has flooded, then you are at a heightened risk for mold.  You need to know the visual signs of mold such as discolored or stained walls, ceilings, and, floors. You should also look out for warped and bulging walls, as well as, cracking and bubbling paint/ wallpaper.

Water Damage Recovery With ServiceMaster of Baltimore

If you’ve been hit by water damage, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We can help professionally restore any damaged areas. If you just have questions about disaster prevention, let us know too. Being properly prepared is essential for your safety and well-being.

Call your local Baltimore cleaning service company: ServiceMaster of Baltimore. We have certified licensed restoration technicians on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Stained carpets might seem hopeless, but our service will prove otherwise. Click Here to request an estimate today!


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