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How Do I Know If I Have Mold Damage In My Home Or Business

5/8/2019 (Permalink)

Sore throat? Stuffy nose? Coughing? Asthma attacks? Do you currently have any of these symptoms? Have you ever wondered, “How do I know if I have mold damage in my home or business?” Well, those are just a few signs that could be signs of mold damage. SERVPRO® of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your experienced mold remediation and restoration specialists.  

Mold damage isn’t always visible to the eye. And, contrary to popular belief, it’s not always green. Test your mold damage knowledge.

If your residential or commercial property has been affected by floodwaters, there’s a high probability of mold damage, especially if you didn’t act quickly. Once water comes in contact with your furniture, carpets, etc., mold can set in. Excess moisture and standing water are the culprits of mold damage. Mold damage can occur in as little as 48-72 hours. And not only is mold bad for your belongings, but it can also cause health effects. It’s vital you address the issue quickly and have highly trained professional mold remediation technicians on-site immediately to remediate the problem.    

Did you know mold is omnipresent? Mold is everywhere. And did you realize when it’s a gorgeous day outside, and you decide to open the windows to bring the outdoors indoors, you are inviting mold into your home or business? And it can attach to yourself, your clothing or your shoes. Once mold has made its way inside, it can grow in your walls, carpeting, upholstery and more.

Here are 3 signs to help you answer the question: How do I know if I have mold damage in my home or business:


If you’ve had a sore throat, stuffy nose, a coughing attack, wheezing, red eyes, itchy skin, nosebleeds, or an asthma attack in the past -- or if you currently have these symptoms -- that could be a sign of potential mold damage. If you’ve had these symptoms, your first order of business may have been to visit the doctor to be prescribed medication to get better. If these symptoms persist, that could be a sign of mold damage. While we don’t test for mold, we do remediate it.

Musty Smell

Do you have a damp, musty smell in your home or business? A smell that’s just off and doesn’t seem quite right? The smell can be comparable to the whiff you get when you open an old book. Guess what that could be another sign of? Mold damage. Depending on the type of mold damage, and other factors, it can have a different smell. Furthermore, some people can’t even smell it.

Discoloration On Your Walls, Belongings

Do you notice discoloration on your walls or belongings? Maybe a circular, oblong or elongated shape that wasn’t originally there? Again, a sign of potential mold damage. Perhaps, do you notice spots on your walls like this? Or moldy spots on your furniture like this? Or maybe you have something on your instruments like this? Or, if you’re in a commercial space, does your signage or structure have spots like this? All of those are signs of mold damage. But, our heroes at SERVPRO® of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties effectively remediated the mold problem, and we can do the same for you.

If you have mold damage at your residential or commercial property, understanding the mold remediation process can provide you great insight. SERVPRO® of Cape Girardeau & Scott Counties is your professional local mold remediation and restoration company. Our team of heroes specializes in mold remediation. When your Cape Girardeau, Sikeston, Scott City, Charleston, Marble Hill, Jackson, Perryville, Chaffee, East Prairie or Benton, Missouri, home or business suffers a water damage event, we’ll be there to make it Like it never even happened.® No need to continue to wonder, “How do I know if I have mold damage in my home or business?!” Just call the mold remediation and restoration professionals at 573-339-1948.  

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