When you suspect mold in your home, remember to take immediate action. There are simple ways to check for mold and being on top of it can be big when thinking of cost, health and overall being informed of the home mold.
There are three types of ways to test for mold in your home.
- Air testing
- Surface testing
- Bulk testing
If you suffer from neurological symptoms such as headaches, trouble concentrating, shortened attention spans, memory loss and dizziness, it could be a sign that there is toxic mold somewhere in your home. It could be poisoning you. Mycotoxins from toxic mold such as Stachybotrys Chartarum can have a mental effect on people in a much more severe way than allergy symptoms caused by other non-toxic molds. Like with allergies, if toxic symptoms increase when you are in your home or in a certain building then it’s very likely that mold is growing there.
Mold can be hidden in places such as the back side of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas inside walls around pipes (with leaking or condensing pipes).
Make sure to check all areas of your home and if all else fails, call a professional.