Signs of Mold
Finding mold in your home is scary. We like to think our home is safe – and it should be. Mold can easily grow within 24 to 48 hours and will begin to colonize in 1 to 12 days. There is a variety of mold growth signs that should not be ignored.
Signs of mold:
- Odor - Mold on the outside of your house often smells stale, but mold on the inside smells musty and damp.
- Visible Mold Growth - If you see mold then obviously you have mold. the question is "how much?" It’s the mold you CAN’T see that is often the scariest.
- Water Leak - Current or previous leaks are often the indicator that mold is present. Leaky pipes or a leak in the roof often produce moisture in overlooked places.
- Pasting Flooding - If your house has been in a flood there’s a good chance you will end up with a mold problem. To be at peace with continuing to live in your home, you should have a professional remediator test for mold.
These are common signs of mold that people tend to oversee.