Signs Your Home Has a Mold Problem

A-One Exterminators

With spring still a few months away, most people have not begun to think about allergies yet. It’s common to suffer from seasonal allergies like pollen and grass. The symptoms of these reactions usually don’t show up until March or April. Though the trees are not yet budding and the grass is still brown, families find themselves coughing and sneezing with no discernible reason.

The past year has required most people to spend significantly more time in their homes than ever before, and reactions to your surroundings is cause for concern. Unfortunately, the cause of these symptoms is often mold. It’s normal for the human body to reject mold spores in the form of allergic reactions, so if you are experiencing allergy-like symptoms before springtime has even hit, it might be time for an inspection.

Issues with Mold in Your Oregon Home

Though Oregon has many traits that make it a wonderful place to live, few can deny that we have incredibly damp weather. This damp makes many areas of your home prime habitats for mold to grow. Anywhere with prolonged and reliable moisture is likely to contain mold growth of some kind. The most noticeable signs of mold growth are:

  • Warped floors or walls
  • Cracking or peeling in drywall or floor material
  • Growth of discoloration or stains
  • Musty odor
  • A noticeable smell when heat or air conditioning is turned on

Any of these situations are cause for concern, and it’s best to call a professional right away. The inspector will be able to tell you how widespread the problem is, the type of mold, and the best course of action.

At A-1 Exterminators, we are experts at dealing with mold caused by Oregon weather. We’ve served the state of Oregon for over 30 years, dealing with issues from mold to bed bugs to rodents. Contact us today to make sure your home is safe and healthy for your family.