Discolouration can be a sign of mold, however not all discolouration is due to mold. Carpeting near baseboards, for example, can be stained by outdoor pollution entering the home. Stains or soot may also be caused by the smoke from burning candles, fireplaces or cigarettes.
Mold may be any colour: black, white, red, orange, yellow, blue or violet. If you notice white powdery stains or other discolourations, particularly if there is also a musty smell, it may be mold.
Sometimes molds are hidden and cannot be seen. A musty or earthy smell often indicates the presence of molds, however some molds don't smell. Even when you don't notice a smell, wet spots, dampness or evidence of a water leak are indications of moisture problems and mold may follow.
Mold that comes back after you have cleaned the area is usually an indication that the source of the moisture has not been removed. Seek professional help from a qualified mold remediation specialist. Infants and other family members with asthma, allergies or other health problems should not be in the work area or adjacent rooms during the cleaning.
You may also need help from a trained professional when:
- There is a lot of mold (beyond 4 square feet)
- Your home is very damp and moist
- Mold returns after cleaning
- A family member or tenant suffers from respiratory or other health problems that appear to be aggravated inside the home
Our technicians are fully certified in removing this harmful problem and can assist you in identifying and remediating the cause of the mold growth.