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How to Detect Mold In Your Columbia Home

Posted: 20 Feb, 2016 by:

If you take showers, you know what mold looks like: the gritty black stuff that collects between your bathroom tiles.

If you can’t see mold, though, it doesn’t mean it’s not there—or that you’re not in danger from it. Left unchecked, mold is more than ugly; it’s a danger to your home’s architectural integrity and your health.

Here are some tips on mold detection and mold remediation in Columbia, SC.

Odor. If you’ve been in a damp basement, then you’ve smelled mold. But mold growth that’s big enough to smell is already a serious problem. Consult a mold remediation specialist.

Sight. See a moldy patch? Don’t put off removing it, because it will spread.

Danger Signs. That tiny leak is more than an annoyance—it will draw mold. Sagging ceilings or bowed walls are strong mold warning signs, as is any area of your home that draws rain or condensation. A mold remediation specialist can help you stop mold in its tracks and reconfigure your home to guard against future growth.

Be Safe. Be proactive against mold: check pipe insulation, HVAC lines, gutters, and other potential leak areas at least once a year.

Stay Healthy. If you’re suddenly plagued by unexplained asthma, allergies, headaches, dizziness, memory loss, or other symptoms, see a doctor. These could be signs of mold infestation.

Catastrophe Services is your mold remediation specialist in Columbia and across South Carolina. Working with you and your insurance company, we help restore your property to its previous state—or better. If you have questions about mold remediation in South Carolina, give us a call at 800-952-6106.

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