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American Restoration Water & Fire LLC, doesn’t need to tell you that mold in your home is a problem. Not only can mold compromise the structural integrity of your home, but it can also make you and your family sick. That’s right, mold exposure has been linked to everything from increased allergy symptoms to respiratory issues.

So how do you know if you have a mold infestation in your home? It can be especially difficult to detect with the naked eye, as mold can grow in wall cavities where pipes are leaking or in attics where roof vents are dripping. The signs aren’t always obvious. Here’s a closer look at what to be aware of:

  • Musky smell: Mold typically comes with a musky smell that’s usually very noticeable.
  • Stains: See any strange markings on your walls or ceilings? It could be evidence of mold growth from a leaky roof or damaged pipe in a wall cavity.
  • Illness: As we noted in the opening, mold can be linked to a variety of different health issues. If you or your family members are regularly making trips to the doctor without any obvious root cause behind the issue, mold may be the culprit.
  • Water damage: One of the most common cases of mold infestations is from water damage that homeowners attempted to clean up themselves. Professional restoration contractors follow industry best practices to restore water damaged property to pre-loss condition and inhibit any potential for subsequent mold growth in the process.

For more information on the signs of a mold infestation and to learn about our mold remediation solutions, contact American Restoration Water & Fire today.

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