When Should You Have Your Home Tested for Mold? | Clean Air Restoration

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family dog laying on white carpetMold tends to reside in evasive places, such as inside walls, under carpets, and in crawlspaces. That being said, you may be surprised to learn that testing for mold is the most imperative before you actually see the mold. If you experience any of the following in your home, reach out to a licensed mold assessment consultant. The result will determine if your home needs mold removal services in Houston.

If you smell a musty odor

Quite often, the only sign of mold a home exhibits is its smell. If you do notice an unusual and persistent odor in your home, the mold may be the culprit.

If you’ve experienced recent flooding

Mold frequently begins to grow after a building has experienced flooding or a presence of excess water. Not only does mold thrive in moist areas, but flooding can bring mold spores inside that would normally stay outside.

If you have certain health problems

Keep in mind that mold can have adverse health effects on members of your household (pets included) if not promptly tested for and remediated. Immune system disorders or respiratory disorders such as asthma are exacerbated by mold. You should also consider a mold assessment if a member of your household suffers from unexplained chronic sinus infections, chronic sore throats, or chronic fatigue.

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