Visible Signs of Household Mold
Household mold in the greater Boston area, such as Quincy, is very prevalent. Moisture from poor and outdated drainage systems causes tremendous stress in a building or home’s foundation, often causing basement flooding or leaks.
Since mold grows in dark, damp areas, it’s important to check places such as basements and attics for visible signs of mold. Although seeing mold might seem like an obvious, tell-tale sign of a problem, it’s often hard for homeowners to understand how extensive the issue is.
How to Detect Mold
Mold comes in a variety of colors. The most well-known color of mold is black, and it’s usually synonymous with the infamous black mold that can cause serious health issues for you and your family. However, mold can also be white, gray, green, blue and come in various light or dark hues. Mold can also take on the appearance and texture of a carpet. The surface may seem fuzzy, yet will give way to the slightest touch.
If you see basement mold or attic mold, don’t just ignore it thinking it will go away. Small areas of mold mean that there’s a moisture issue or leak somewhere nearby, and cleaning the area will most likely require professional mold removal services. At BGS Environmental Services, we’ve seen just a small area of mold on a wall, but behind the drywall the damage was extensive.
You’ll never know how large of a mold issue you have until you request mold removal services. Contact our professionals today for immediate assistance!