3 Ways to Identify Mold in Your Inglewood Home
If you notice any of these signs in your home, please do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Inglewood today – (424) 223-4153
While we all hope that mold will never be found in our homes, if you don’t know what signs you are looking for, you may not be able to identify the problem until damage is extremely severe. Mold could be right under your nose without your knowledge, as mold can hide under carpeting or behind your drywall. Here are some signs that can help you identify if mold is in your home:
Musty, Pungent Smell
Even if mold is not visible, it doesn’t mean it isn’t lurking in your home. If you notice an unpleasant smell while entering a room in your home, be sure to thoroughly check the area. You can even go the extra mile and hire an industrial hygienist, who can perform several different mold tests that can identify if you have mold or not.
Visible Dark Rings & Spots
The appearance of dark rings or spots on drywall or sheetrock in your home is an early sign for the presence of mold.
Visible Growth/Odd Coloring
Despite the most widely known “black mold,” mold can actually vary in its range of colors. If there is mold present in your home, you may notice the appearance of dark, furry growths that can vary in color from orange, brown, green, and even white.
Mold Remediation vs. Mold Removal: What’s the Difference?
Before any mold remediation starts, first any sources of water or moisture should be addressed. If not, then the mold may return.
To understand the difference between mold removal and mold remediation, it’s important to know how mold grows and begins. Consider the following facts:
- Mold is a type of fungus that can begin growing in as little as 48 hours.
- Mold is present everywhere (both indoors and outdoors).
- Because mold spores are microscopic and carry in the air and thrive on moisture, they easily travel and can grow into colonies with any amount of water present. They could enter your home through AC/ heating systems, windows and doors, as well as people and pets, and may produce allergens that could eventually have other health effects.
Since mold spores exist naturally everywhere and are microscopic, it is virtually impossible to remove all mold from a home or commercial business. Although some may advertise that they offer “mold removal,” this is an impossible guarantee to uphold. Here at SERVPRO, we operate a qualified restoration company that understands the science behind mold growth. Mold remediation focuses on getting mold levels back to their natural levels, not to fallaciously guarantee to remove all mold. Our professionals have the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or commercial business. Although every mold damage scenario is different and our solution responses may vary, our remediation will uniquely cater to your situation while still following a general helpful process of mold remediation.