Hidden mold poses a serious threat as it can thrive and propagate unnoticed, leading to a massive mold problem that could cause significant harm to your home. By the time you detect the mold, the damage might already be severe, and the cost of removing the mold and repairing all the damage can be substantial. Since most homeowners lack the tools and expertise to do this, they rely on experienced professionals like Lightspeed Restoration to help.

Do You Have Hidden Mold Issues?

Have you ever wondered how to spot hidden mold? The problem is, you might only know it's there once it has gotten out of control. Here are some situations that could suggest hidden mold could be a concern:

  • Mold emits a musty odor. Any persistent unexplained odor at home needs investigation.
  • Discoloration or spotting on moist surfaces or water-damaged areas may indicate mold growth. Check thoroughly, as mold in one area can spread to others.
  • After a flood, seek professional assistance like Lightspeed to inspect and clean your home. Floodwater can spread far beyond where you suspect, causing mold concerns where you cannot see.

Where Might Mold Be Hiding?

  • Attic Spaces - Attics are prone to mold growth due to poor ventilation and high humidity. Mold can damage your home and pose health risks. If you suspect mold in your attic, have it inspected and addressed promptly.
  • Crawl Space - Crawl spaces are prone to mold growth due to their dark, damp, and poorly ventilated nature. Moisture from the ground can seep in, creating a prime environment for mold to thrive. 
  • Wall Cavities - Mold grows inside walls due to their ideal darkness, moisture, and poor ventilation conditions. Water leaks and moisture accumulation also create a breeding ground for mold. 

Additional locations prone to mold include: 

  • Underneath Wallpaper
  • Underneath Carpeting
  • On the Insulation 
  • Under Flooring
  • Above Ceiling Materials
  • HVAC system

Need Help Finding or Removing Mold?

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Lightspeed Restoration has a committed team of certified professionals capable of remediation, repairs, and cleanup necessary after discovering mold damage. We have the tools and expertise to help you confirm the presence of mold and the rapid response to make short work of these destructive organisms spreading in your household. Think you might have a mold problem? Lightspeed can solve it. Call us at (800) 620-4009.

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