Here at AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia, we want to help you do what’s best for your home or business, and that includes protecting it from the damaging effects of mold. One of the worst things about mold is that it can go undetected for long periods of time, which means that it can often do significant harm. The best way to prevent this type of damage is by catching the problem early with a mold inspection. To help you protect your property, in this article we’ll go over a few signs that you should have it inspected for mold.
- Water Damage or Leaks. If you discover that your property has water damage or a leak, you should definitely schedule a mold inspection in addition to the necessary repairs. Mold and moisture go hand in hand, so water damage, leaks, or humidity problems are likely to foster mold growth as well.
- Musty Odors. Another sign of mold is a noticeable musty odor in your home or business. While many buildings do have their own distinct smells, if your property develops a persistent musty or mildew-y smell, you most likely have a mold problem. This smell is often especially strong just after heavy rains, so pay attention to the weather patterns to determine if this pattern is at work in your building.
- Allergies or Respiratory Symptoms. Lastly, we recommend scheduling a mold inspection if you have noticed any new or worsening respiratory symptoms–suffering the occasional cold is one thing, but if you find that you are frequently sneezing, coughing, or experiencing shortness of breath in your home or workplace, the cause might be a mold problem.