Is There Mold in Walls of Your Home?

Mold is a fungus which grows just about everywhere, both inside and outside.  With over 100,000 different species and counting, it comes in all different shapes and colors.  Of course, we are not usually aware of this ubiquitous rainbow of mold because it typically likes to grow in hidden places.  These concealed areas allow for the undisturbed accumulation of moisture necessary for mold to grow.  As a result, it might take quite a while for you to find mold in walls or floors of your home.  If you do begin to suspect significant mold growth in the unseen places of your home, mold experts like those at Advanced Mold Diagnostics can help you discover the extent of the problem that may be lurking in the walls.mold in walls

Mold in walls can grow either behind gypsum wallboard or behind stucco siding.  If you have had problems with water damage or leaking in the past, you may be a prime candidate for mold growth in these areas.  If water gets trapped, it creates a moist and undisturbed environment that is ideal for mold to develop.  Additionally, a consistent musty smell from the walls or even aggravated health symptoms in those with mold allergies can be indicators that you may have unseen growth in your walls.

However, you don’t have to take your walls apart to find out what is going on underneath.   Professional mold assessment services can offer noninvasive reports of the potential mold in walls of your home.  After over 30 years in the business, our experts at Advanced Mold Diagnostics know exactly what to look for and where to look in our visual inspections.  Moisture meter readings and Thermal Imagers can also help to determine the areas of potential mold growth in your walls.  Not only will this information help you to determine if there is growth, but it can help you anticipate and prevent other problems that may be caused by unseen water damage as well.

For more information about whether or not you may need to test for mold in your walls, contact us today.

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