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How to Detect Mold in Your Home

If your home’s air seems a little musty, there’s a good chance you have mold. Damp quarters are prime breeding grounds for mold and mildew, fungi that help natural elements break down so they can biodegrade. Mold is great for compost piles outdoors, but that is about it. Mold can cause damage and health ramifications when it is present in a home or buildings. Luckily, detecting mold is very easy and straightforward.

There are many signs that mold can be lurking within your home. If you have water damage, leaks, humidity, condensation, rust, deterioration, strange odors, or if you experience more allergies than usual, there is a good chance you have mold in your home. When mold is growing in your home, it appears as irregularly shaped dots or circles, often in clusters, on the surface it is growing on. Mold grows in a variety of colors such as pink, brown, white, blue, green, gray, yellow, or black. Mold will either have a fuzzy or slimy appearance. Mold often produces a strong, musty odor that can help locate the source of mold growth. 

You can avoid mold growth by controlling the moisture in your home. Living in Tennessee, we know how hard it is to keep our houses dry with hot, humid summers. If you keep your home at healthy humidity levels, you can keep the mold out. Using vent fans in your kitchen, bathroom, or basement is a great way to control humidity levels. Keeping your bathroom and other moist areas dry is very important. Make sure to clean wet surfaces so you can keep your bathroom clean and free of mold. There are so many more ways to prevent mold, but getting professional help is the best way to keep it out. 

Call Rocky Top Restoration so that we can begin our mold remediation process. When there is mold growth, it is essential to determine the cause so that the growth doesn’t return. Our team can help to identify the cause, assess the damage, and remove the mold and restore your home. We are available 24/7 for all of your home restoration needs.