Our team at Integral Choice Corp., has extensive experience in dealing with mold, and we want to help you keep your property safe from this type of contaminant. In this article, we will go over three signs you may have a mold problem in order to help you know when to schedule a mold inspection.
• Bad Smells. Often, one of the first signs of a mold infestation is a bad smell. Mold releases scent molecules during its life cycle, and these molecules give the air a distinctly musty or damp odor that many people compare to the smell of old books. If you start to smell musty odors in your home or business, we encourage you to give us a call to schedule a mold inspection as soon as possible.
• Spots and Stains. If mold is present in your property, it’s likely you will start to see strange dark spots or stains on your clothing, upholstery, or carpet. Mold spores can fall onto your fabric, and once there, they will continue to grow and spread, creating those unsightly stains. Don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule a mold inspection when you notice these kinds of mysterious spots.
• Respiratory Symptoms. A third way that mold can make itself known is through an increase in respiratory symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, or shortness of breath. You will likely notice these effects sooner if you have a pre-existing condition, such as asthma or allergies, but even people without these conditions can be affected. If you start to get frequent cold-like symptoms for no apparent reason, you should schedule a mold inspection.