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How do I know if there is mold in my house?

Mold-home-KnoxvilleWhen Do I Need A Mold Remediation Service?

A desire to have a mold-free home is not just a Knoxville, Tennessee dream. Obviously, no one wants mold growing in their home. However, it’s not really a phenomenon that every is familiar with and ready to recognize that they need help getting rid of it in their home. Here are some things that will tip you off that you need to call a professional to help you get rid of a mold problem:

  • Smell – A rule of thumb is that if you can smell it, something needs to be done about it and in a lot of cases you will smell it before you see it. If there is a moldy odor in your home don’t ignore the situation. Ignoring the problem will only make it get worse.
  • Mold-Drs-HomeLook at the walls – Many people notice a small patch of dirt or soot-like growth on their walls. A small patch is the perfect time to stop the problem before it becomes a large spot.
  • Moisture problems – Those discolorations that moisture leaves on the walls and ceilings are a good indication that mold will inevitably begin to grow in that area at some point.
  • Condensation – If you see a lot of condensation in your home then it’s a sign that you have a high amount of moisture and hence a sign that you could have a mold problem. Condensation will occur on surfaces such as glass windows or metal pipes. Mold could be growing where the condensation builds up and collects. Rusting indoor pipes are a sign that you could have a lot of condensation in your house.
Showing signs or symptoms of mold being present is also a red flag that an inspections should be done. Most mold remediation services will happy to come out to your home and perform a free inspection. Most companies just want to make sure that your house is feeling like home.

What to do After Your Water Pipes Burst?

Frozen-pipes-mold-drsThis crazy cold weather in Knoxville, Tennessee has affected many homes and businesses in the past few weeks.  If you are one of those that have experienced pipes bursting and damaging your property, hopefully you were fortunate enough to get the water damage taken care of promptly!



The Danger of Bursting Pipes


Unfortunately, many properties were not addressed in a timely manner due to a large amount of homes that experienced water damage. Once the weather went from being cold to warm it has started to cause some problems. If  your flooring (carpet, wood flooring, tile) had water damage and sat for a few days you could have some mold spores starting to grow.  Mold spores can cling to surfaces and can basically float in the air.




Check Your Home for Water Damage

Mold-Drs-HomeIt’s important to go through your home and ensure that there are no longer any damp areas.
If you find questionable areas, the issue needs to be addressed as quick as possible. An ignored small issue will eventually grow and become complicated.