Mold is an extremely small, dangerous element that belongs to the family of fungi and can thrive on almost any surface especially cellulose-based objects. Molds thrive best in moist places.
Here are 7 ways to detect if your home has dangerous molds
1. Search For Mold
Check for visible signs of mold growth. Molds may appear in colors such as gray, white, black, or green. Black mold, stachybotris, is especially dangerous.
A mildewy or moldy smell is a strong indication that mold is present.
3. Flooding or Indoor Leaks
If you experienced flooding or found a leak that has been for some time, there is a strong possibility that you will have mold growth because mold thrives in moisture.
4. Winter Mist
Generally when it’s cold, there is an excess in moisture. Excess humidity in the environment can cause mold growth.
5. DIY Kit
Use a Do It Yourself Kit to test for mold only after you have done a thorough visual investigation.
6. Hidden Molds
Hidden molds are particularly hard to find. However, if you smell a stale mildewy odor or have allergic symptoms when close to a source with no visual mold, this may be a clue that there is a hidden mold source.