Many homeowners never suspect mold in their homes unless they can see it. However, hidden mold can remain undetected for a significant period of time and cause plenty of unseen damage. Make sure you look for these common signs of hidden mold growth:
- Odors: Mold has a distinct musty smell that is more apparent with significant mold growth.
- Water Damage: If your home or building has recently experienced water damage, there is a chance there is mold growth as well.
- Health Effects: Exposure to mold spores can cause a range of allergic reactions including runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, skin irritation, or itchy throat as well as respiratory infections. If you experience these symptoms in your home but the symptoms disappear when you leave your home, it could be caused by mold.
- Physical Damage: Check for cracks, water marks, bulges, or soft spots in the walls and ceiling. These could be signs of mold damage.
Hidden mold could be causing unseen damages in your home and affecting your health. By consistently checking for the common signs of hidden mold growth, you can find and remove mold before it causes major damage.