What’s that smell? Mold in Home

Spring is upon us. Kids return to school, the days grow just a shade longer, and in our home town of San Diego, the weather returns to the 75 and sunny that we’re used to. And with spring comes an un-welcome visitor to your home – a funky smell.

The wet weather and rains of late fall and winter can often drip, wick, and seep their way into your home, unbeknownst tomold in home San Diego CA you. What begins as a slow roof leak or puddle below your bedroom window can become a festering moisture problem with unhealthy consequences. Most mold in home damage occurs as a result of slow and unnoticed water damage. Water damage that is not addressed quickly and properly creates perfect cultivating conditions for mold to develop.

Even after the source of moisture has ceased, mold can continue to spread if the humidity is right. Some types of mold even become more dangerous after drying out. So don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re out of the woods once the rains stop.

Mold in Home Warning Signs

So what are the warning signs that you may have mold in home? The most obvious is the presence of visible mold growth on ceilings, walls, baseboard, carpet, or cabinetry. Visible mold is either a sign of high humidity levels within the home causing a surface microbial accumulation, or, unseen moisture behind building materials causing mold growth from the inside out. The latter is almost always going to be a more severe infestation. Other signs which may indicate a mold problem is water staining or a musty odor. Smells can be deceiving, and obviously there is some level of subjectivity when your nose is involved, but a sudden and mysterious odor may very well be a sign that there is a mold or mildew problem somewhere out of sight within your home.

If you feel like the winter rains may have left you with an unwelcome mold problem, your first step should be to call a water damage and mold remediation specialist to schedule a mold inspection.

A cursory look around your home is helpful in locating obvious areas of damage or points of external water intrusion, but the trained eyes and specialized moisture detection equipment of a professional is key in locating and assessing mold damage before the problem worsens.

Even if you have found a mold problem which may not seem severe, improper handling of mold can be very dangerous to your health, and is just another reason to let a professional look at it before attempting to take matters into your own hands.

Spring is mold season in San Diego, so don’t hesitate to call your local experts at Gold Coast Flood Restorations.

We are a family owned and operated water damage restoration firm in San Diego for over 25 years. We are highly ranked on Angie’s List and with the Better Business Bureau so you can feel at ease that we will treat your home as it was our home and you will get an honest answer.

Please call our office today at 888-373-9243 for more information or to schedule a visit by one of our highly trained technicians.