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Can You Smell Mold? | SERVPRO® of North Central Mecklenburg County

6/3/2021 (Permalink)

Can You Smell Mold Can You Smell Mold

Can You Smell Mold? | SERVPRO® of North Central Mecklenburg County

If you are concerned that you may have mold in your home or are just wanting to be extra vigilant about looking for the signs of it, it is important that you are aware of what to watch out for that might indicate that you have a mold problem on your hands.

Mold can be a tricky thing to deal with, but if you can catch it quickly, it can be far less complicated to handle.

What Is Mold?

Mold is an airborne fungus whose organisms are almost always present in the air. In natural settings, mold is responsible for the important role of breaking down decaying matter, and due to its airborne nature, it is able to travel quickly from place to place.

Most of us are likely exposed to mold every time we step outside, but in low concentrations. It is only when mold becomes concentrated in an area of the home that it can become dangerous.

When mold becomes concentrated, it can begin to infiltrate the air in your home and cause health effects. Some people have a mold allergy, which makes them extra susceptible to its effects, but even in otherwise healthy people, mold can cause health effects.

Will I Be Able to Smell Mold?

Oftentimes, a dank, musty odor is the first sign that homeowners have something amiss in regards to mold in the home. Many people are surprised to realize that mold can begin growing in as little as 24 hours, so if you catch a whiff of something odd, it is best to investigate quickly.

The smell that mold creates is pungent, and often described as “stale,” “damp” or “rotten.” Because the smell comes directly from the mold, opening the windows or increasing circulation is of no use, though it may temporarily improve the conditions.

What Should I Do if I Suspect Mold?

If you suspect that your home has a problem with mold, whether due to the smell or some other reason, it is important to act quickly. Mold remediation is the only option for dealing with a mold infestation—bleaching it or cleaning it will only be a temporary solution as more mold can continue to grow. If you think you have mold, it is important to call in an expert mold remediation team right away.

Do you think you have mold in your home? We are here to help! Contact us today to learn more about our mold remediation services for commercial and residential spaces.

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