4 Quick Ways to Detect Mold in Your Home


3. Your floor feels spongy

No one likes the feel of a supposedly solid floor bouncing or sagging underfoot. If you can access the subfloor through a crawl space or basement, check for moisture. If that’s not possible, you will have to pull up a section of flooring.

That moisture — and any mold development — will ultimately spread. If the wood floor is decomposed, the entire flooring needs to be changed. If the flooring is still in good condition and only has a small quantity of mold, it can be detached with mold remover.


4. Your house smells musty

Mold that grows unnoticed can pose a real health risk; fortunately, mold can reveal itself through smell. Recognizing it and doing something about it immediately is especially true for the elderly. Senior citizens’ bodies are not as resistant compared to younger patients and usually have other medical problems that may slow or even block the cure.

Health Hazards

Long, direct contact to black mold can lead to symptoms such as depression, memory loss, trouble concentrating, anxiety and confusion.

Don’t let mold build up — in very unusual cases, mycotoxins have been connected to heart problems and memory issues. Even if your health isn’t in danger, your flooring, walls and appliances could be damaged.

For those exposed to mold, it will need to be removed; more exposure will lead to continuous health problems in the future.


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