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What to Do When You Discover Mold In Your Home

Mold is one of the worst things you can discover in your home. It is a health and safety hazard and can be more difficult to get rid of than an insect infestation in some cases. A home with mold in it can’t be sold and will only get worse unless you do something about it. Luckily, our team at Home Services Restoration is more than happy to help! In this blog, we’ll explain what you should do immediately after discovering mold on your property!

How to Spot Mold

Mold can sometimes be difficult to spot in the first place. There are thousands of different species, ranging in color and appearance. If you notice discoloration, that is a sign that mold may be present. Another common sign is the smell. A strange mildew-type smell is a clear sign that mold is present.

Once you find mold, it’s important to not panic. Call out local pros and we can help. If it’s a really small affected area, you may be able to remove it yourself. However, with the variety of molds out there, it’s easy to do it wrong. We’ll work with you and get your home to a healthy place again!

Preventing Mold in the First Place

The best way to prevent mold is to limit water damage. Wet wood can produce mold in as little as 24 hours. Small leaks are often the most dangerous. If you hear running water or feel a strange hot spot beneath your flooring, it’s a sign that a hidden leak may have sprung! Also, be aware of your typical water bill, so you can notice when a spike occurs.
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