Maryland is no stranger to humidity, heat, and water damage. With these three elements combined, mold can proliferate in no time in businesses and homes. While some signs of mold may be more apparent, some are harder to spot. If your Maryland home does have mold, you may be seeing the following symptoms.
If you see mold somewhere in your house, such as on the walls, floor, or ceiling, the problem may be larger than you realize. Take care of visible mold immediately before further damage to your health and home happen. Should home remedies not be enough, don’t hesitate to call a mold remediation specialist.
A Musty Smell
If your home has a musty smell, it may be due to moisture collecting in your house, or worse, mold. Depending on how egregious your mold problem is, the odor can be mild or pungent. A mold specialist can help you find the source of the problem. To prevent the problem in the future, check your home’s insulation, plumbing, and HVAC for a less-humid house.
With mold, health problems often arise. Most people will suffer from some kind of allergy, and some species are more toxic than others. Toxic mold can cause dizziness, nausea, headaches, respiratory problems, and even heart problems. If you are having frequent bouts of vertigo or headache when you never had them before, it might be mold.
A less obvious clue is bubbling or deteriorating drywall. If you see bumps on the wall near a bathroom, window, or doorway, it is because moisture has leaked into it. While mold is not necessarily there, the moisture does pose that threat.
Even worse, you may find that parts of your walls are soft to the touch. The interior walls of your home should always be dry and solid. The moisture could be from a plumbing or an insulation issue. Call a professional to discover the source and replace the drywall as soon as possible.
If your house seems sturdy enough, yet you still smell a foul stench and have persistent headaches or allergies, you can be sure that water damage is at play. If your home has a history of flooding, a mold issue may have developed from a past event. Call North Arundel Contracting for mold remediation service or any other home repair needs!
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