If you’re like most people, you know that mold issues are dangerous – but do you know how to spot a problem before it spirals out of control?

3 Signs You May Have Mold Issues

If you suspect you have mold issues, your best bet is to get out of the house as quickly as possible. Mold can cause serious – and permanent – health problems, so it’s safest for you and your family to leave the house until you’re sure it’s not mold or a mold remediation professional has handled the problem.

Sign #1 That You Might Have Mold: Allergy-Like Symptoms

If you or anyone in your home seem to have allergies, there could be mold growing somewhere in your home. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Sneezing
  • Reddened, sore eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion
  • Headaches

Sign #2 That You Might Have Mold: Smelling a Musty, Moldy Odor

Sometimes a musty, moldy odor is the only way you’ll know you have mold in your home. You may not see it, but it could still be there. It’s important that you have a professional check out the situation if you smell mold – it could be hiding and thriving, and eventually, the problem will spiral out of control.

Sign #3 That You Might Have Mold: Visible Mold Growth

If you can see it, you have it. You might not know that it’s mold, though, and there are more than 300 strains found in U.S. homes. Be on the lookout for:

  • Small black spots
  • White, threadlike substances
  • Something that looks like soot or dirt

Mold can be black, gray-brown, gray-green or white – or it can be orange, pink or purple. The bottom line is that if you suspect mold, call a professional as soon as possible.

Do You Think You Have a Mold Issue in Ann Arbor?

If you suspect you have a mold problem in Ann Arbor or the surrounding communities, get in touch with a mold remediation expert today. Call us at 734-352-9183 or contact us online so we can schedule an appointment to analyze the situation right away.

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