Aside from being a nuisance, mold can be quite dangerous to one’s health, particularly for those with allergies. In fact, black mold can be extremely dangerous. The thing is that not all of us can spot it, so it’s best that as homeowners, we remain on the lookout for certain signs.

Wet areas

Because mold is known to thrive in wet environments, an increase in moisture can lead to its occurrence. Such conditions include:

  • The use of a humidifier
  • Areas with excessive rain or intense humidity
  • A leaky pipe or roof
  • Floods
  • Improper ventilation
  • Condensation
  • Too many houseplants that need watering

Damaged areas

Even though you may not actually see it, mold typically leaves behind a destructive trend that you can be on the lookout for. Signs include the following.

  • A musty odor
  • Wood warping
  • Some surface discoloration
  • Peeling or cracked paint
  • Black tile grout

Strange illnesses

An illness could be a result of mold. The symptoms of mold exposure may include:

  • Abnormal fatigue
  • Irritation of the skin
  • Constant headaches
  • Watery or itchy eyes
  • Nose belles
  • Fainting or nausea

Furthermore, extended exposure to toxic molds can result in more serious issues, including diseases such as brain damage or cancer.

Once you spot signs of mold and determine its actual presence, it is highly critical that you deal with the matter as fast as possible. Mold testing by a skilled investigator can provide valuable justification for the cost of remediation as well as documentation that diagnosis was done. While our laboratory tests can uncover the existence of hazardous levels of mold, the team at Advanced Air Quality Consultants regularly performs visual inspections of the home to pinpoint potential sources.

If you are in need of professional mold testing services in Minnesota, do not hesitate to contact Advanced Air Quality Consultants online or by calling 651-336-1103.