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Is There Mold in My House?

What El Paso Homeowners Need to Know

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Here, in the sunny city of El Paso, water and water-related damage is luckily a rare occurrence compared to other places. However, a consequence of this is that our infrastructure isn’t well equipped for torrential rain, which can lead to massive flooding across the city. As a result, mold can begin to propagate in the home, which can damage the home and the health of those inside. 

At Complete Fire & Water Restoration, we’ve spent years helping people move past water damage. Because of this, our team has developed incredibly effective methods for eradicating mold from homes across the city. If you believe your home has mold and need a team of professionals to handle it, contact Complete Fire & Water Restoration today! 

 

Common Signs & Symptoms of Mold

Sometimes, mold (and mildew) is easy to spot in a home, especially if it appears in a high-traffic area. However, it is often the case that mold can fly under the radar, growing in unknown spaces. To prevent mold from becoming a long-term resident in your home, be sure to check for the following common signs and symptoms of mold: 

 

Signs Of Mold

  • Rotten or musty smell

  • Fungus in walls/furniture/flooring

  • Peeling or warped walls

  • Colored/dark spots on walls

  • Fluffy/slimy clothing

  • Dark grout in bathroom

 

Health Symptoms Of Mold

  • Frequent cough

  • Cold-like symptoms

  • Allergy/Asthma symptoms

  • Feeling itchy frequently 

  • General fatigue

 

Of course, chances are that you will only experience a small number of these symptoms and signs at any given time. However, if you do notice these signs and rule out other possibilities, it may mean you have mold lurking in your home somewhere. 

What Causes Mold? 

Mold in homes and commercial properties has a variety of causes depending on where exactly it is found. Mold and mildew are able to thrive wherever there is a damp, moist environment and some material to latch onto. More specifically, mold needs the following to propagate well:

 

  • Low sunlight area

  • Relatively warm and humid area (>71 degrees, >50% humidity)

  • Oxygen-rich area

  • Sufficient moisture

  • Mold spores

  • Organic material to feed on

 

Mold and mildew don’t need all of these to be optimal to form (except the existence of mold spores which are largely unpreventable). To prevent mold and mildew from becoming an issue, it’s important to make sure no area of your home checks the boxes listed above. 

When Do I Need Mold Remediation? 

Mold can manifest a wide range of symptoms that aren’t ideal for our health. If you notice any of these symptoms and think mold may be the culprit, it’s crucial for you to seek professional service as soon as possible. Mold and mildew can harm your home and your health, leading to more serious health conditions if left unchecked. 
 
A common area where mold and mildew will form is where there are leaks or a water damage event of some sort. This means a small flood, water heater leak, pipe leak, or other issues can lead to mold forming. When you notice these kinds of events, make sure to hire a professional to check the area for mold. 

Our Team Will Rid Your Home Of Mold For Good!

At Complete Fire & Water Restoration, our team is able to check all areas of the home for mold, from your bottom floor to the attic. Whether you simply have mold or need full water damage restoration services that include mold remediation, we have the tools and expertise to help. Our team also offers 24/7 emergency services, meaning we can come to you whenever disaster strikes. We take pride in our ability to quickly find solutions to property damage and help customers move past unfortunate events. 

 

Do you suspect mold and mildew may be in your home? Our team can help! We can thoroughly inspect your home and offer top-notch mold remediation services to protect your home and health. To learn more about mold and how we can remove it, contact us today!