Frequently Asked Questions

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Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions concerning mold in my home or commercial building.

What is mold?

Mold is a fungus that thrives in areas where there is oxygen, moisture and organic matter.  The appearance of mold is usually irregularly shaped spots which can be fuzzy or slimy.  Mold spots can be several colors such as brown, gray, black, white, yellow or green.  Mold can be found both indoors and outdoors.  If mold is found indoors it can cause health issues, as well as structural problems to your home or building.

Do I have mold in my house?  What are the signs of mold?

Sometimes mold is visible, but just because you do not see it in your home does not mean it is not lurking in the walls, ceilings, flooring or airducts. Some of the most common signs to watch for when you are trying to identify whether you have mold in your home or commercial building are:

  • A musty, mold or mildew odor
  • Cabinets or closets have a mold or mildew smell
  • Dark colored spots or water marks on ceiling or walls
  • Peeling wallpaper or bubbling/chipping of paint
  • Flooring feels squishy or has a soft spot
  • Water leaks or water damage
  • Warping of drywall or wood
  • Discoloration under sinks or in the tub or shower
  • Discoloration around vents or air handler
  • Higher than usual humidity levels inside your home or building
  • Respiratory problems or sudden onset of allergies

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Can I treat the mold issues myself?

While there are some products that you can use to try and eliminate the mold in your home, the areas that you would treat would most likely only be areas where mold is visible.  If mold is growing between the walls, in the ceiling, floors or air ducts, contacting a mold remediation professional would be a good decision to make.  Mr. Dry Services can perform a thorough mold inspection and testing to determine the severity of your mold problem and devise a plan to remove the mold from your property.

Can mold affect my health?

Exposure to mold can cause health issues such as:

  • Sinus Congestion/Shortness of Breath
  • Fatigue Weakness
  • Headaches/Joint Pain
  • Metal Taste
  • Body Temperature Swings
  • Lightheadedness
  • Red Eyes, Tearing, Blurred Vision
  • Disorientation/Memory Problems

Learn more about how mold in your home can affect your health.

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