With so much rain and snow this winter, could mold be lurking within your home?
This past winter was one for the record books in our region – Maryland experienced a massive amount of wet and snowy weather throughout the months of January and February alone. While we’re happy to have that weather behind us, homeowners should be on the lookout for any moisture or toxic mold caused by all the precipitation.
Unfortunately, mold is not always easy to distinguish. Sometimes mold isn’t even clearly visible, or if it is, it can often be mistaken for soot or dirt. So, how is it possible to tell if this dangerous fungus is lurking in your home? Here are a few surefire signs of mold growth.
- A Musty Odor. If you smell something that’s “off” in your home, get it checked out. Just because you can’t actually see mold doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Water damage. If your home has ever had water leaks or flooding issues, often times there is bound to be mold hidden somewhere behind pipes, walls, or other surfaces.
- Visible condensation. If you’ve noticed continuous condensation within your home – typically on glass windows or metal piping, then it’s usually a sign that you have a high amount of moisture and could potentially have a mold situation.
- Allergy symptoms. If you and your family and friends continuously have moderate to severe allergy symptoms (runny nose, cough, watery eyes, etc.) while in your home, it could be due to mold.
If you think you may have a mold or moisture problem in your home or building, contact Peake Restoration to put your mind at ease. Peake Restoration will perform a free mold inspection to customers in the Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severna Park, Baltimore and Columbia areas.
Since 1987, Peake Restoration has been Maryland’s leader in residential and commercial mold remediation and cleaning. Using a proven 27-year-old technique to eliminate mold, combined with the numerous mold tests we perform and our removal and remediation services, we surpass our industry’s standards. Peake Restoration is known for using only the best nontoxic, environmentally safe, EPA- and USDA-approved products.