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Our last post was on proper mold removal and the reasons why mold remediation is an expert-required (non-DIY) project. But you’re not going to call in the experts for any old reason. So how do you know if you have a real moldy situation on your hands, one that necessitates a call to a professional mold removal expert?

SIGNS OF MOLD

  • Discoloration or warping of walls, ceilings and floors
  • Cracked, peeling paint
  • Musty, “mildew-y” odors
  • Loosening of drywall tape
  • Visible mold growth*

MOLDY RISK FACTORS

  • Leaky pipes or roof
  • Other signs of water damage
  • Damp basement or attic
  • Condensation buildup
  • Frequent flooding
  • Blocked gutters
  • High humidity
  • Insufficient ventilation

*There are thousands of species of fungi. Some are harmless, while others are quite toxic. Some are flat and smooth; some have hairy, bumpy textures. From black and dark green to blue, orange or white, mold type and toxicity is certainly not something you can diagnose just by appearance.

So when you see signs of mold intrusion, or even if you have a few of those aforementioned risk factors, it’s a good idea call in the mold removal experts to take a close, discerning look and remediate (or prevent) the problem as soon as possible.

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