Warning Signs that You Have a Mold Problem

Warning Signs that You Have a Mold ProblemYou might not be aware of it, but hidden mold in your home may be making you and your family sick. Because mold thrives in dark, damp places, it frequently surfaces in attics, basements, crawl spaces and other locations in your home where you might have a water leak.

If left unchecked, mold can create health issues that include headaches, respiratory ailments and even certain types of cancer.  Some warning signs to monitor that suggest your home may contain mold include: 

Strong Musty Smell – When you notice a smell that reminds you of wet socks and dirt, then you might have a moldy growth in your home. Check areas that are prone to the development of mold, which thrives in a most, dark environment. These include bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, and your basement.

Green, Black, or Yellow Spots – In areas where you suspect that mold is growing, look for discoloration spots. If you look at your ceiling or your walls and notice spots that are black, green, or yellow, this suggests there might be molds in the area. These spots are spores that have detached themselves from the original growth and have started to spread in your home. The color correlates to the type of mold that is growing.

Respiratory Problems – If members of your family start to develop respiratory ailments, there is a strong chance there are molds in your home and mold spores are causing your health issues. Sneezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing and other similar symptoms can be caused by molds and their spores.

Skin Rashes – Your family members may develop rashes when mold infests your home. Mold allergies can cause your skin to itch and develop red, rashy spots. 

Getting Rid of Molds in Your Home

Once you have discovered a  mold infestation in your home, don't try to clean it yourself. Physical contact with the mold, or breathing in its sports, can make you sick. the wise move is to call the experts from Cyclone Kleenup for mold remediation services. Our technicians have special training in mold removal and mold prevention. We will not only get rid of your mold problem, we will prevent it from coming back. When you need our services, contact us online or call us at 719-299-3887. Cyclone Kleenup serves homeowners in Colorado.