Mold is a common problem here in the Houma area. The climate is warm, humid and rainy, creating perfect conditions. Even if you don’t live in a wet area, other problems around your home or business, such as leaks, provide enough moisture to encourage mold growth. You may not realize the depth of the problem until you begin to experience troubling issues such as illness or damage to your home or business. Here are a few signs that you may need a professional to do mold cleaning.
1. You have a leak or water damage. A hole in the roof, a leaky pipe or windows that aren’t watertight all encourage mold growth. You may not realize that you have a leak until mold forms. If the mold is behind your walls it may be more extensive than you realize and clean up becomes a job for the professionals.
2. You, your family or employees always seem ill. Mold can cause many of the same physical symptoms as a common cold or asthma. If the people who regularly use the building are always sneezing, coughing, have a runny nose or trouble breathing, it is time to consider testing for mold excessive mold growth.
3. The building doesn’t smell right. Often people describe the smell as musty, earthy, damp or stale. Mold is always present even when there is no bad smell, but it is a common sign, that you may have excessive mold growth in your home or business.
4. There is evidence of excess moisture throughout the building. Wallpaper or paint peels, linoleum flooring or laminate counter tops peel, and doors, drawers or windows don’t close properly anymore. Fabrics or furniture become discolored.
If you know that you have a mold problem and a mold cleaning job seems too big to handle, contact us. We are a Certified Mold Remediator in the State of Louisiana and our specialized training ensures that we quickly and carefully work to make your building mold-free. Go ahead and give us a call, you will be glad you did.