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4 Warning Signs Your Home Needs a Mold Inspection

Discovering mold inside your home is one of the biggest disruptions to maintaining a healthy environment. Aside from the dreadful look and smell, it can pose serious health risks to your household. If you suspect that you have mold, Trident Inspection Group will visually inspect your home and then send samples to an accredited lab for testing. Let’s go over four warning signs that could indicate the presence of mold in your home and should prompt a professional mold inspection.

Indoor Air Quality and Mold Testing

1. Visible Mold Growth 

Obviously, if you see mold growing in your home, then you need to have that inspected and tested. Mold is typically found in damp places, such as bathrooms, basements, attics, and around windows and door frames. However, mold can also grow in places that are not visible, such as inside your air ducts. Mold can appear in various colors and textures, making it difficult to analyze without the right tools and expertise.

2. Water Damage or Humidity 

If you have experienced any water damage in your home, such as from leaks or plumbing issues, you likely have favorable conditions for mold growth. Even if those areas have long since been dried and repaired, you may still have mold lurking unseen. An excessively humid home also encourages mold growth. Our professional mold inspectors can find mold that isn’t visible to you.

3. Worsening Allergy Symptoms 

The presence of mold can impact your air quality, which is especially unfortunate for those with respiratory conditions. If anyone in your home experiences onset asthma, skin irritation, or worsening respiratory or allergy symptoms while indoors, mold growth may be the culprit. If you notice any of these symptoms and there are young or older adults in your household, we highly recommend you check for mold.

4. Mysterious Musty Odors

Have you observed a persistent musty odor in your house, but you can’t locate the source? This could be a sign of mold somewhere in your home. If you don’t see it, it could be growing behind walls, underneath floors, or somewhere else out of sight.

Schedule Your Mold Inspection 

In a real estate transaction, the buyer should always verify the indoor air quality before closing the deal. You can trust the professionals at Trident Inspection Group to properly test your home’s air quality to determine whether you have a mold problem. Contact us today at (714) 332-6689 to request a quote for your inspection, or you can schedule it now. We serve residents throughout Chino Hills and the surrounding areas of Southern California, including Corona, Rancho Cucamonga, Pomona, San Bernardino, and beyond.