How to Spot Mold In Your Home
Mold is classified as a fungus and can grow in all different types of places in your home. The important thing is to know what to look out for and what to do about it.
The most common places you might see mold is on your food, especially breads, cheeses and other items that are in your pantry or refrigerator. If you see any food with mold on it, dispose of it immediately. This is the easiest mold to take care of.
Mold that is on the inside or outside of your home can be much more serious and sometimes you do not even know how long the mold has been growing.
Mold can grow inside and outside your home, car, shed, deck or basement. Mold tends to thrive in damp and dark environments where temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. When mold goes unnoticed and widespread it is very difficult for a homeowner to properly and safely eliminate and remove the mold completely.
The effect of mold on you and your family’s health can be highly toxic and have long term health effects. For this reason it is important to quickly eliminate the mold in your home. The most harmful molds fall into three categories:
- Allergenic - molds that cause allergies, allergic reactions and asthma
- Pathogenic - molds that can cause health problems
- Toxigenic - molds that produce toxic substances that can lead to severe or deadly health conditions, these are known as toxic molds.
The most common places in your home where mold can thrive is: bathrooms, basements, roofs, window seals, attics and kitchens. Check often for the growth of mold, especially during the hot and humid months. If you spot mold, call one of our professionals to do a mold inspection. SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County has the proper equipment and trained professionals to identify and eliminate the mold growing in your home and make your space safe again.
Keep you and your family safe buy keeping watch for mold and taking the proper measure to eliminate and remove the mold in your home.