Structural Symptoms of Mold Growth in Your Home

Mold In IndianapolisAdd moisture with enough cellulose and mold will have a field day growing in your home. Knowing there are over 100,000 documented species of mold, with black mold being one of the most toxic of them all, dealing and managing with this year round problem is something that should be high on your priority list.

More than 90% of the time most people don’t know they have a “mold problem” in their home because they simply aren’t aware of it, or are not privy to the structural symptoms to look for that illustrate mold is even a problem.

In this article you will find the key information you must know, so you are able to detect a potential mold infestation before it gets out of hand. By identifying the key structural symptoms of mold before it gets out of hand, you will be able to stop it dead in its tracks before it is too late!

Visible Mold Growth

Mold can grow on internally facing walls, ceilings, and also appear on externally facing walls as well. The key signs to look for are either a discoloration on the walls, cracked/peeling paint, and/or water stains.

Another place you may find mold is on or around windowsills. Due to the amount of moisture that can build up around various windows in your house, this is a perfect breeding ground for new mold colonies.

Knowing that mold can grow where water stains are present, it is important to make sure that during the times when it is raining you take a sweep through your home to make sure there aren’t any unknown leaks. By checking for leaking sounds in the attic, and by inspecting the basement during a storm, you will be able to safeguard future mold infestations and implement preventative measures which will keep your family safe!

Rotted Joints or Wood Around Externally Exposed Areas

As you inspect the outside of your home and the basement, if you see rotting wood or joints in or around the home, you may have a serious problem brewing that can easily spread to other parts of your residence. If left untreated, this could cause a safety hazard for you and your family, as the structure of the house could be negatively compromised.

It is best to take a sweep through these important areas once every quarter to take an inventory of the current status of the important areas in your home where you know mold may grow unexpectedly. The earlier you treat mold, the higher likelihood that the problem won’t get really bad.

Bouncy or Soft Floors

One of the final ways for you to know if you have a mold problem in your home is if you find that your floors are bouncy or soft. When this happens to your floor, it lets you know that mold maybe growing under your feet and must be treated right away.

Contact Porters EcoCare of to come out and inspect any one of these visible structural symptoms in or around your home is the best option to help you identify other potential problem areas you may not even be aware of.