Warning Signs of Toxic Mold

When mold first implants itself in your home, it isn’t always noticeable. That’s where the problem lies because mold is toxic, and can bring along with it a host of nasty side effects. So, since mold can be a fickle foe, let’s take a look at some of the common warning signs of toxic mold growth within your home or business.

Musty Odor

Smelling a consistently musty odor within your home is one of the biggest warning signs of a mold problem. If you can smell it, it’s likely under or within something. Like we mentioned before, just because you cannot see it does not mean it isn’t there. Said musty odor is typically the first sign you’ll receive indicating something is wrong. If you can’t seem to shake the odor no matter how much you clean, take a closer look around your home before the problem gets any worse.

Allergy Symptoms

If you seem much stuffier and generally allergic while at home, and not so much while you’re away from home, then you could be suffering from a mold infestation. Surprisingly, it doesn’t take much mold for these symptoms to appear either. Look around, it can be in your basement, behind the walls, under your carpet, and sometimes even within your mattress. Inflamed eyes, a runny nose, congestion, and sneezing are all symptoms you’ll experience when exposed to toxic mold in your home.

Water Issues

If your home has previously, or even recently, experienced issues with condensation, moisture, floods, or other water problems, then it is highly likely mold grows somewhere within your home. If you’re well aware of your home’s past problems with water, it’s in your best interest to call the professionals and have your home tested to ensure it’s safe. Strong indicators of water damage include discolored walls, ceilings, floors, or any significant water stains. Other signs to look out for are warped or bowed walls, and peeling or bubbling wallpaper and paint.

These are just a few of the signs that your home or business is suffering from a toxic mold issue. If you want to know what’s going on with your home, get in touch with our team here at DCM Environmental Testing. We’ll test your space and let you know what you’re dealing with fast. Give us a call at 617-481-5782 or fill out our online contact form!

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