Mold is a Common Problem in a Florida House

Our climate is perfect for mold growth.  High temperatures, humidity, moisture and water are perfect conditions to produce mold in your house.  In addition, mold needs darkness, oxygen, time and a food source to begin to grow in a home.  Moisture is the primary ingredient needed for mold growth.  If your home has a moisture problem, mold will grow.  Roofs, pipes, walls or any area that has had a water intrusion or a leak is at risk for producing mold.

What are the signs that Mold is in my House?

There are several warning sings that mold may be growing and multiplying in your home.  First and foremost, mold can typically be seen and smelled.  If an area of your home consistently smells musty, chances are you have mold in that area of your home.  In some instances, you can pinpoint the exact location and remove the mold.  If the mold is unreachable, a professional would need to be called in to remove the mold.  Common signs that mold is present include:

  • A Musty, Moldy Odor
  • Visible Signs of Water Damage or Dampness
  • Mold Indications in the Attic
  • Smudged Areas
  • Signs of Water Problems
  • Water Leaks
  • Past Flooding
  • Signs of Condensation
  • Discolored Walls
  • Black Spots
  • Stains
  • An Increase in Negative Health Symptoms

Don’t let your Home Harm You!  If Mold is in Your House, you are Breathing It.  Don’t gamble with your family’s safety.

Should I be concerned if I find Mold in my House?

According to the Florida Department of Health the answer is Yes and No.  Small amounts of mold spores are present in most homes and can go unnoticed.  Health risks arise if the mold grows and multiplies. Exposure to higher levels of mold can lead to a variety of health issues including:

  • Abdominal Pain, Bloating & Diarrhea
  • Asthma and Allergy Symptoms
  • Body Temperature Swings
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue & Weakness
  • Headaches
  • Increased Thirst
  • Lightheadedness, Vertigo
  • Memory Problems
  • Metal Taste
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Possible Infections
  • Red Eyes, Tearing, Blurred Vision
  • Stiffness & Joint Pain
  • Stuffy Nose
  • Sinus Congestion, Shortness of Breath
  • Tingling, Numbness, Unusual Skin Sensations

At Southwest Restoration we know how essential your home and health are to you and your family.  If you feel you may have a mold problem, or have had a water intrusion, contact Southwest Restoration immediately so that we can begin the job of mold remediation, returning your life to normal.