How Mold Remediation Helps Baltimore, MD Homeowners
What You Should Do If You Suspect Mold Growth
Rainy days are common in Baltimore, MD. While you might enjoy listening to the pitter-patter of rain on your roof, it may spell trouble for your home if it hasn’t been properly waterproofed. Besides rainwater, leaky pipes and faulty dehumidifiers can also cause excess moisture in your home. When your basement or crawlspace is exposed to too much moisture, you’re at high risk for mold growth. But, how can you know for sure if there’s mold growing somewhere in your home? Storm Waterproofing has you covered! We’re an experienced mold remediation company, and we can help you identify the primary sources of mold and take the necessary steps for mold removal.
Identifying the Visible Signs of Mold
Some mold growth can be identified by sight. However, you’ll need to know what to look for as you evaluate your space. While mold can grow in a spectrum of different colors, the most common molds come in shades of green and black. Be sure to check areas that may have been recently damaged by water, especially your walls and flooring. You may also be able to smell mold as you approach the source. Different molds can give off different scents, but we typically describe the smell of mold as muddy or musty.
Intangible Signs of Mold Exposure
Mold has dangers beyond just what you can see. Unfortunately, rampant mold growth can cause a plethora of mold exposure symptoms. These often mirror the signs of a bad cold or bout of asthma. You might experience a sore throat, cough, or other respiratory symptoms that worsen when you enter the room containing mold. Mold allergy symptoms can compound preexisting conditions, such as chronic lung conditions or immune system issues. Contrary to popular belief, black mold symptoms don’t tend to be any more harmful than other types of mold.
What Can I Do to Address Mold Growth?
So, you’ve found plenty of evidence for mold in your home. While it’s tempting to jump to the worst-case scenario, you may be able to take certain measures to stop or eradicate mold growth before it gets worse. Minor mold might not require professional mold removal services. Make sure to thoroughly dry the affected area and get rid of any items or materials with mold growth. Heed proper safety measures as you attempt to clean up the mold, and be sure to wear gloves, eye protection, and long-sleeved clothing. After you’ve cleaned and disinfected all affected surfaces, wash your clothes right away to avoid further spreading of mold in your home.
Reach Out to Us for Mold Testing
If you’re concerned about mold exposure or the growth is too much to handle on your own, don’t hesitate to call in the professionals. Mold testing companies such as Storm Waterproofing have the skills and resources to ensure your home is as good as new. If you suspect mold, but aren’t quite sure, our team will visit your home and perform a comprehensive inspection. We’ll identify the source of the mold, and then create a plan for mold treatment.
Why Choose Our Team for Black Mold Removal?
With over 20 years of experience with mold inspection and removal, our team is well-equipped to ensure your home is safe for you and your family. Not only can we help you identify mold exposure symptoms, but we can also give you the tools to avoid future mold growth. Our team performs sump pump installations, crawlspace encapsulation, and more to keep your basement dry and free of harmful mold. We use state-of-the-art techniques to eliminate mold growth and prevent more from taking hold. Our basement waterproofing services are second-to-none!
Seeing Signs of Mold? Call Us Today
Whether you’re currently experiencing the symptoms of mold sickness or you simply suspect some mold growth, it’s never too early to call Storm Waterproofing. We specialize in keeping your home free of excess moisture and preventing subsequent mold growth. Our team understands finding mold in your home is stressful, but we have decades of expertise to ensure your Baltimore, MD home is safe and sound once again. Contact us today for an expert mold inspection.
Why Choose Us?
- We are fully licensed, bonded, and insured
- We have over 20 years of experience
- We offer free estimates
- We offer transferable lifetime guarantees
- We are built on 3 generations of basement waterproofing experience
- We offer 24/7 emergency service
- We use state-of-the-art waterproofing techniques