The best defense against mold damage is prevention. But sometimes mold growth is a sneaky affair -- it grows slowly and in places you can't see. So how can you prevent what you don't know is there? There are a few unseen signs that can help you detect mold growth in your home or business. Clean Earth Restorations, experts in mold inspection in San Diego, gives you a quick overview:
- Odor: a musty, earthy odor is usually one of the first signs you have mold growth.
- Peeling paint: peeling paint around windows is usually a sign there is chronic moisture build up and there may be mold growing inside the adjacent walls as a result of it.
- Soft areas of flooring: water pipes with a slow leak between upper and lower floors may lead to mold growth and subsequent weakening of building materials (which become food for the mold colony). Be aware of any weak of "mushy" areas of sub-flooring and call for a mold inspector to rule out this costly form of mold damage (or repair the damage if it does turn out to be mold).
- Sneezing, coughing, runny nose not related to a cold: many people suffer from allergic reactions or irritation related to the presence of mold. Frequently confused with hay fever, itchy eyes, runny nose and coughing are all symptomatic of mold infestations.
If you are experiencing any or all of these signs, we recommend requesting a mold inspection to detect where the problem is coming from and enact measures to stop and remove the growth.
Clean Earth Restorations specializes in mold inspection and mold remediation in San Diego County. As a licensed general contractor we are also specially qualified to repair and restore permanent damage caused by mold. Contact us today for a free estimate and to answer your questions regarding mold:
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