(PRWEB) July 09, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration service in the country, is offering tips to homeowners for determining if there is a mold problem present in the home.
Mold is one of the most common byproducts of any type of water damage, usually appearing within 48 – 72 hours of a water damage problem. Mold grows rapidly and can bring with it different types of health hazards. Unfortunately, many homeowners are unaware that they have a mold problem, and left untreated, mold can become a serious threat. There are certain methods by which a homeowner can determine if they have a mold problem.
Mold may be present if those living in the home find themselves experiencing allergic symptoms such as watery eyes, sneezing, and skin irritations. If allergic reactions get worse in the home or occur only in the home, it may be a very good sign that mold is present somewhere on the property.
Often a musty smell may be a good indicator of the presence of mold, and in some cases may be the only telltale sign. Musty odors should be reason enough for a complete home mold inspection.
Mold may also be discovered through visual inspection, as it presents itself as a fuzzy, greenish black growth on walls, ceilings, or pipes. In some cases, it may go undetected or ignored for an extended period, allowing it to spread and cause additional damage.
If there are visible signs of water problems in the home, such as stains on the floor or ceilings, that may be a very good sign that mold is growing somewhere within the wall cavity. Likewise, visible leaks are virtual guarantees that mold will become a problem at some point. Any leaks that are discovered should be addressed promptly.
Past flooding may also be an indicator of mold problems, especially if the homeowners moved into the property after the fact.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration in the country, with contractors in 30 states and more being added every month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.