Ways to Tell if Your Home Has a Mold Problem

Ways to Tell if Your Home Has a Mold Problem

Having mold in your home can be dangerous to your property and your health. When you suspect there is a moldy growth in your home, you should immediately find someone to help you get rid of it. Dreyer's DKI offers superior mold remediation services to our customers in Gainesville, Ocala and Lake City, FL.

How can you tell if you have mold in your home? Here are some indicators to monitor:

Spike in Respiratory Issues – When your family suffers from respiratory ailments and you cannot pinpoint the cause, you might have molds in your home. Coughing, sneezing, stuffy nose, and other similar problems can be caused by mold spores entering the nose and mouth of people living in your home.

Other Health Issues – Mold spores also can cause other types of medical issues. Rashes, headaches, dizziness, fatigue and even certain types of cancer can be triggered by the presence of molds in your home.

Strong Musty Smell – If your house has a musty smell, similar to a wet dog or stinky socks, you might have molds hidden somewhere. The strong musty smell suggests you are living in a house that has a moldy growth you cannot see.

Black, Yellow or Green Spots – Colored splotches on the walls and ceilings suggest the presence of mold. If you spot them, it means mold has been around long enough to produce spores and release them into your home to spread. Each color indicates a different type of mold, with black mold the most dangerous. It contains toxins that can trigger certain types of cancer. 

How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Home

When you follow these four steps and determine that you have mold in your home, you need to remove it ASAP.  More often than not, mold problems come hand-in-hand with water damage, which is why hiring a company like Dreyer's DKI is essential because we also handle water damage restoration.

Don’t let the problem of molds in your home get out of hand and cause damage to your property and its residents. Contact us online or give us a call at 352-403-0350 to protect your family from serious illnesses and your property from major damages brought about by these contaminants. Dreyer's DKI serves homeowners in Gainesville, Ocala, and the Lake City area.