You already know that mold is harmful to your health and the health of your family. Mold exposure has been linked to a variety of health conditions and definitively shown to be a contributing factor in respiratory conditions such as asthma and bronchitis. But how do you know if you may have a problem? Here are three signs that can indicate a high potential for mold in your home.
High Humidity-If you live in an area with high humidity, there is always the potential for mold growth. Some areas of the US, especially the southeastern coastal states, experience humidity year round which can create an ideal environment for mold.
Water or Plumbing Leaks of any kind-In addition to warmth, mold needs moisture. If you have had any type of water leaks in or around your house, you need to take immediate action to ensure that mold has not started growing. Consider having an expert in mold remediation perform an inspection. They are specially trained in identifying problem areas and providing protection.
Flooding-if you have had flooding of any kind in your home, chances are very good that you WILL have mold. Mold can start to grow in less than 24 hours in the right conditions. Since it normally takes 2-3 days to completely dry out flooded areas, it’s easy to see why this is a potential problem area.
If any of the scenarios above apply to you, take steps now to prevent a mold infestation.