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Detecting a Mold Problem

Signs of Mold Infestation

Mold is often very easy to identify and occurs in areas exposed to a lot of moisture.

While we can utilize sophisticated equipment to identify a mold problem, most people will determine that they have a mold problem because they see mold, see moisture, smell mold, have experienced water damage or are currently experiencing some health issue often associated with the presence of mold.

See Mold

Visible mold damage is usually easy to detect. Mold typically comes in the form of a slimy, greenish-black colored, gelatinous mold substance with a wet layer on top.  However, you may also find dry and powdery mold which occurs when mold has lost its water source. 

See Moisture

Even when mold does not appear to be present in your home, if you see a lot of condensation, this is a sign that you have a high amount of moisture and, consequently, may have a mold problem. Condensation is often most noticeable on surfaces like mirrors, windows or metal pipes, but its presence on these surfaces is indicative that it is also present in materials that support mold growth.

Smell Mold

Hidden mold colonies will usually alert you to their whereabouts as mold has a distinct, musty odor.

Past Water Damage

If your home or business has experienced major water damage or been flooded in the past and not restored properly, it is likely that mold may still be present.  Water damage and floods often lead to environments where mold is growing out of view...behind walls, in the ceiling or under floors.

Health Issues

Even if you aren’t sure if you see black mold on your property, there can also be other physical symptoms of toxic mold that may be cause for concern.  Common physical symptoms of black mold include:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Skin irritation and inflammation
  • Mental impairment, tiredness, and nausea
  • Suppressed immune system
  • Mucous membranes irritation

Whether displayed out in the open or hidden in your walls, mold testing is a critical step in the process. Mold must be eliminated because exposure can cause mild to severe allergic reactions depending upon each individual in the home.

4 Locations Ensure a Quick Response
Proudly Serving St. Louis, St. Charles & the Metro East

St. Charles, MO

137 Compass Point Dr
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-926-2040

St. Peters, MO

4250 North Service Rd
St. Peters, MO 63376
636-926-2040

St. Louis, MO

1234 Ferguson Ave
St. Louis, MO 63133
314-968-1111

Collinsville, IL

4811 Horseshoe Lake Rd
Collinsville, IL 62234
618-258-62234