Signs of Mold
If you are worried that your house has mold, here are the most frequent signs to look out for:
- Uneven patches on the floors and walls. If your walls have bubbling under the paint and your floors seem squishy, then you almost certainly have mold growing.
- Black spores spreading on surfaces.
- You can smell a musty/damp odor.
What does Mold Smell like?
When mold is growing and spreading, it releases compounds that have a distinct and unpleasant odor. Once you are familiar with this smell, there is no mistaking it. The best way to describe this smell is; wet, stale, and musty.
Where can Mold hide?
Mold grows in areas of the home where there is moisture, oxygen, warmth and darkness.
Bathrooms- Check behind your toilet around the waste pipe, under the flooring, around the sink, and behind the basin.
Kitchens- Check behind your appliances that use or produce moisture, such as your refrigerator and ice dispenser.
Bedrooms- The main places to find mold in the bedrooms are mattresses and window sills.
If you think your home has mold, give SERVPRO of Roanoke Rapids a call!