Some Common Mold Warning Signs to Look Out For in Your Charleston Home

Some Common Mold Warning Signs to Look Out For in Your Charleston Home

When you discover a problem with mold growth in your home, it can be overwhelming. And there is some cause for alarm: mold can be very dangerous to your family, and it can cause serious damage to your Charleston home. However, there's no reason to despair. The professionals at GLS Engineering can help you determine if there is mold and your home as well as the best ways to eliminate the problem.

Still, you do need to be able to find the mold growth as soon as possible. It's not uncommon for homeowners to have problems with mold growth that go unnoticed for long periods of time, which allows the mold to spread and permeate throughout the home. And one of the easiest things to do is ignore the warning signs of mold, at least until it reaches the point where it's having an effect on your health and the structure of your home.

One way to minimize the damage that mold can do to your home is to watch out for the common Charleston warning signs of mold growth so that you can catch the problem as early as possible. Here are a few warning signs to look out for:

Strange Odors

Mold a has a very pungent, distinct, and persistent scent. If the problem is contained in one area of your Charleston home, you may only be able to smell the odor in that area. Mold could be living in behind your walls, or even isolated to an area behind wallpaper, so even if you can't see any visible signs of mold, you may be able to smell it.

If you do notice any unusual and persistent odors in your home, mold is a very likely culprit.

The Appearance of Mold

Mold might appear cottony, velvety, granular, or leathery and have varied colors of white, gray, brown, black, yellow, green. Mold often appears as discoloration, staining, or fuzzy growth on the surface of building materials or furnishings. If you can see the mold, you may not need to have that part of your home tested, but mold testing in Charleston can reveal the actual extent of the problem

Health Problems

You may not be able to see or smell the mold that's growing in your home, so it can be difficult to know that you have a problem that needs to be dealt with immediately. However, mold can cause some health problems that you should look out for, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Congestion
  • Watery Eyes

If anyone in your household exhibits these symptoms, there's a strong chance that they're being caused by mold.

Do You Have a Mold Problem?

Ignoring the warning signs of mold will only lead to larger and more complicated mold growth problems in the future. If you suspect that you have a problem with mold, call GLS Engineering as soon as possible for Charleston mold testing services.

If you're looking for mold testing in Charleston, call GLS Engineering at 843-881-4803, or fill out our online request form.

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