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How to Tell if Mold is Growing

4/17/2023 (Permalink)

Mold It's best to pay attention to the warning signs of mold.

Mold can be hard to detect and dangerous if left untouched. There are a few signs that there could be mold on your property. 

  • Peeling Wallpaper: bubbling or cracking paint or wallpaper usually means there is moisture in the wall. 
  • Water Spots: Along with the peeling wallpaper, mold can cause brown discolored spots on your walls
  • Musty Odor: You’ll start to smell an old or musty smell in the affected room.
  • Allergies: Sometimes if there is mold in your walls, you will develop symptoms of allergies or a cold such as:
    • Sore throat
    • Coughing and sneezing
    • Skin irritation

Mold grows in damp areas so it's best to pay attention to any abnormalities in your paint or wallpaper. If you discover any of these signs, call SERVPRO to do a free inspection. We will help you come up with the best course of action to get your property back to its original state.

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