Spring Thawing, Mold’s Best Friend
- Date: 04-2018
Spring can be a beautiful time when the snow and freezing rain of winter finally melts away and flowers and trees awake in full, colorful bloom. But it can also be a prime time for moisture build up in your home, especially in areas particularly susceptible to moisture, like attics and basements. And, as we know, moisture is mold’s best friend. So, where there’s a collection of moisture in your home, there may also be a potentially massive growth of mold. Keep your home safe and watch out for these warning signs that mold is growing in your home:
- Musty, Moldy Odor: You know how your great aunt’s house always smells like mothballs and wet socks? Well, if you’re experiencing that smell anywhere in your home especially your attic then you might just have a mold infestation.
- Allergy Symptoms: Noticed that your seasonal allergies are no longer seasonal? Went on vacation out of town and noticed a significant difference in the way you feel being away versus being at home? If your allergies seem to be worse at home than anywhere else, there’s a strong chance you’ve got mold hiding out somewhere in your home.
- You Can See It: This one is pretty obvious, but your walls, ceilings, and floors should not have the capability to paint themselves, so if you notice greenish black areas, slimy textures, or even simply mildew appearing anywhere in your home, it’s time to call in the mold inspectors.
- Water/Moisture Problems: If the spring thaw has left a physical mark on your home, then there’s no doubt that mold may likely follow suit. Call the experts right away to remediate right away.
It’s a no-brainer that mold is a serious issue not to be taken lightly. If you notice any of these signs of potential mold development in your home this spring, call your local experts at Green Home Solutions to come inspect your residence right away, and catch the problem before it becomes a serious, health-hazardous issue.