Hot and humid weather in this part of the country is one of the most favorable conditions for mold growth. Detecting mold in your property is an unpleasant experience that often leads to feelings of disgust and frustration. In some cases, homeowners want to get rid of the house especially if they’re experiencing respiratory problems or structural issues in their homes. But you don’t have to take such an extreme step.

There are some simple ways to get your home back to its original condition.

What Exactly Are Mold and Mildew?

Mold is usually green or back in color and it can infest almost anything that has sufficient moisture on it. If left unchecked, mold can lead to severe damage to your property, both cosmetic and structural. Mildew, on the other hand, is also a form of mold but it is relatively mild. The damage caused by mildew is usually cosmetic in nature.

Warning Signs of Mold and Mildew

Here are some of the most prominent warning signs that you have mold in your home.

1. An Unpleasant Odor

If you’re experiencing some unpleasant or musty odor in your home lately, this might be due to VOCs or volatile organic compounds usually produced by the fungus. There are high chances that mold infestation has reached inside your home. And if not removed immediately, it can cause respiratory problems in the people living in the house.

2. Visible Signs

Mold is quite easy to detect in the moisture-prone areas of a home such as a bathtub or a shower. However, what most homeowners don’t know is that their attic, basement, and ceiling are susceptible to severe damage from mold infestation. If you have found mold on the ceilings, chances are that there might be more under the surface. Mold can infest your drywall, ceiling plaster, ceiling beams, and insulation, to name a few.

3. Source of Water Infiltration

If your home has sustained any flood damage in the recent past, and you have roof leaks in your home, you likely have mold growth in your home. On the other hand, if you are aware of the mold problem in your home but don’t know the source of water infiltration, contact professionals to detect and address the source of moisture as soon as possible. This is important to prevent and neutralize any further issues including structural damage.

4. Respiratory Issues

Most often, mold problems are not visible to the untrained eye. However, it can still create health issues. If you or your loved ones have started experiencing respiratory issues or congestion, watery eyes, or allergy-like symptoms, mold growth in your home could be the underlying reason. Paying attention to your symptoms and noticing where and when you experience them can help you determine if you have mold issues in your home.

Looking To Get Rid of Mold Problem? Contact Us

Even if you are fond of DIY projects, getting rid of mold completely can be complex and time-consuming. You might be able to remove some mold when it is visible, but invisible mold infestation can still be hard to eradicate. Our professional mold removal experts are vastly experienced and trained specialists, and they know how to get rid of all types of mold issues for the long term, they will also repair/replace any infested parts. To learn more about home care reach out to Oklahoma Landsource today.

Author's Bio: 

Oklahoma has a lot to offer land buyers, but its number one draw is the low cost of living. The cost of housing and living expenses here are substantially lower than the national average, and the state’s overall tax rate is relatively low as well, attracting people who want to live comfortably without spending too much money.