One of the questions we often can get asked at Hometown Restoration is, “can you smell mold?” The answer is yes, and no. A musty smell is a strong indicator there is mold present somewhere, but you can have a mold problem and not smell anything. Mold spores are everywhere, and with the right conditions, it can grow in any home or business. The good news is that we provide mold abatement in Descanso.

Moisture is a Must

For mold to grow, there has to be moisture and a food source. A leaky pipe, high humidity, or standing water are examples of water sources that encourage mold growth. The food source can be any organic material. Clothing, food, walls, and wood are examples of things mold grows on readily. Bathrooms are prime areas for mold growth. That is why many bathrooms have exhaust fans.

Mold Can Cause Health Problems

If you can’t smell mold, one way to indicate there is a problem is in changes to your family’s health. If someone in the family has allergies and they have gotten worse with no apparent reason, you could have mold. If your throat is often irritated or coughing and wheezing have increased, mold could be the cause. Any increase in respiratory problems with no source, or unexplained illnesses, could be caused by mold.

Mold Removal and Cleanup

Professional help is often needed in mold abatement in Descanso. DIY methods don’t typically work and can make the problem worse or damage surfaces. Hometown Restoration responds quickly and can provide mold cleanup. We trace the moisture source, contain the area, and do any necessary cleanup and sanitizing. Contact us today at (760) 274-8016 to ensure your home is mold-free.