Do you often experience health issues like watery eyes, coughing, or sneezing in your Reno area home? Do you notice a constant musty smell or paint bubbling on the walls? These signs, and many others, are all indications that you may have mold lurking in your home. The only way to know for certain is to have mold testing conducted by professionals, such as the experts at TEK Inspections. Keep reading to learn more about the signs and symptoms of mold in your home. 

5 Signs There May Be Mold in Your Home

1. Watery, Itchy Eyes

If mold spores are in the air, our eyes and the rest of our body can experience the brunt of this toxic substance. Itchy, watery, and stinging eyes, along with coughing and nasal congestion, are all possible allergic reactions to any mold that is in your home. 

2. Asthma Issues

Not only can mold affect your eyes and nose, but it can also get into your lungs. If you have asthma, mold can trigger asthma symptoms and cause your asthma to act up more than normal. When not properly removed from your home, mold can also lead to more serious health conditions.

3. Bubbling Paint on Walls

Have you discovered paint bubbling up on your walls? The most common cause of bubbling paint is moisture. Typically, if there’s moisture in your home, there’s also mold growing there. It will continue to grow unless the source of the moisture is found and eradicated.

4. Musty Smells

If there’s mold growing somewhere, your home will have a constant musty smell no matter how much you clean and disinfect your home. Moisture, little to no air circulation, and dark rooms are all ideal environments for mold and mildew to grow, causing those stale, musty odors. 

5. Spongy Floors

If you have soft, squishy, or spongy areas on your floor, there may be mold hiding underneath. Moisture can get trapped beneath any type of flooring. This can cause rotting and mold growth, which will continue to spread if not removed properly.

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Request a mold inspection today by calling (775) 746-4990. TEK also provides other valuable inspection and testing services, such as radon testing, infrared inspections, drone inspections, and commercial property inspections.

Source: Conklin, Lisa Marie. “12 Hidden Signs Your House Could Have Toxic Mold.” Web article. Reader’s Digest. LifeRich Publishing. 14 Aug. 2018. Web. 21 Jan. 2021.