Every homeowner fears mold. But most homeowners don’t know all of the signs of mold. Mold is nasty and unhealthy. If you don’t know the signs of mold, you’re putting both your home and family at great risk. Don’t let this be you.
What are signs of mold in your house?
There are many signs of mold in your house. However, you don’t actually see the mold. It’s the mold spores you see. If you or a family member in your home struggles with chronic sinus infections, it’s very likely there’s mold. In fact, 93% of chronic sinus infections have been attributed to mold. A dry cough and other flu-like symptoms are also common signs of mold in your house.
How do you check for mold in walls?
Symptons caused by mold will be similar no matter where the mold is found. According to the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, you should track your reactions for two weeks and check the differences in how you feel from room to room.
What does mold look like?
The look of mold is diverse. It comes in a variety of forms and textures. You can find mold in the following colors: white, black, yellow, blue, or green. In some cases, mold looks like a discolored stain on a surface. Sometimes, mold looks fuzzy or rough around the edges. The type of mold and where it is growing determines how it looks.
How do you find hidden mold in your house?
It’s helpful to understand the conditions that cause mold to grow. By understanding that, you can start to play detective. Check out the areas in your home that are extra moist or dark. Sometimes, a surface with an organic food sorce is the breeding ground for mold.
What does mold smell like?
Mold is nasty for your health. And it smells nasty too. If you’ve ever been exposed to sweaty shinguards after a soccer game, you understand the smell. Not a soccer player? Football and lacrosse helmets can mimic the nasty smell of mold too. Not an athlete? Do some woodworking and find some rotten wood. That’ll do it. But we don’t wish this upon anyone.
How does mold affect your brain?
Mold affects your health and wellbeing in multiple ways. Your breathing is affected my mold. And everything is connected to our breathing. But that’s not it. When mold toxins enter your body through the air (or your skin), the toxicity distrubs your many organs, including your brain. As a result, you’ll feel a bit out of it. Mold affects your cognitive function mainly in the frontal cortex area.