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5 Signs You Should Do a Mold Test

Mold is one of those things that is not always obvious. But it is not an issue that is to be taken lightly. There are several health issues that come with mold. It is one of those silent killers that we at Crawlspace Remediation LLC in Lafayette, IN want to help with. These are some warning signs to mold that could help you protect your family. 

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Smell

If you smell mold, don’t ignore it. A lot of the time an odor is the only warning sign you will get.

Seeing Mold

It may seem obvious but there are homeowners who think the small amount of mold they see on the wall is no big deal. What they don’t know is there can be a tremendous amount of mold behind the wall from a leaky pipe or condensation.

Signs of Water Problem

Signs like leaking roofs, attics, pipes or rusting could indicate a mold problem. As mold likes to grow in areas that are cool and have a lot of moisture, all of these areas are great candidates for mold.

Paint and wallpaper peeling

Peeling wallpaper and paint are signs of moisture in the walls. This could be a sign there is a leak in the siding or pipes in the all. If you notice peeling check for moisture or other possible areas water could be getting into the wall.

Past flooding

If you have had flooding recently, and it left things like drywall, carpet or other structural material wet for more than 24 hours there is a distinct chance mold will be growing and its possible it could be the kind of mold that can be harmful to your home and family.

 

 

Mold is an issue that can sneak up on you. There are other signs that can point to a mold issue. If you have any other questions about mold removal in Lafayette, IN please feel free to contact us and we would love to help and answer any question you may have on mold and how we can help you handle it.

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DID YOU KNOW?

According to a study by the Mayo Clinic, nearly all chronic sinus infections are a result of mold. Since up to 40% of the air we breathe in the home can come from the crawlspace, mold in the crawlspace means mold in the home. The EPA recommends to keep humidity levels in the crawl space to 40%–50% to reduce the likelihood of mold formation.

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