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Best Ways to Detect Whether You’ve Got Mold

9/14/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Best Ways to Detect Whether You’ve Got Mold Make sure you know how to spot mold and how to treat it. In some cases it will be best to call the experts to remediate it.

Whether you’ve just moved into a home in Denver, Colorado or if you’ve lived in your current place for years, you want the peace of mind that it will be a safe, comfortable haven for a long time to come. Many homeowners have concerns about mold growth—and for good reason. If you want to find out whether mold has found its way into your place, there are a few steps you should follow.

Get a Specialist Involved

As an unskilled, untrained novice, you’ll have a difficult time uncovering mold unless, of course, it’s out in the open on walls or floors. Mold can live in obscure places that require the expertise of an indoor environmental specialist. This professional is well trained and uses specialized techniques to detect mold in various places in your home.

  • They have experience looking for mold in homes and environments like yours.
  • They have the right equipment and use the best techniques to locate hard-to-find mold.
  • The Specialist may use a mold test to detect non-visible mold.

Follow Your Nose

Your best tool may be with you all the time. Often, you can skip the indoor environmental specialist and smell the mold. Mold has a musty, damp, stale smell that you won’t easily forget.

Look in the Familiar Places

Sometimes, mold will be right out in the open in common mold-growth areas. Start in your basement and cellar. Look in dark, damp places for any mold growth. You should also look in your bathroom, particularly on the shower walls. Mold can also grow on your food in the pantry or refrigerator.

Hunt for Leaks

Check your plumbing regularly. Slow leaks or broken pipes are common causes for the appearance of mold at home.

Whether you use an indoor environmental specialist, or whether you search for it yourself, there are effective ways to uncover mold. If you find any, it’s imperative that you clean up quickly and call a professional to assist.

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