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How to Identify a Black Mold Problem

12/13/2021 (Permalink)

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How to Identify a Black Mold Problem

You need to perform a black mold inspection of your home if you think you may have a mold problem. Identifying black mold once you find it is not that difficult,  but finding it can be tricky.

Conducting Your Mold Inspection

Look for mold in all of the following areas:

  • Areas that have a lot of moisture or dampness, like bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, basements and crawl spaces.
  • The grout between your bathroom tiles.
  • Above any ceiling tiles that have water stains, or in the attic above any spots in the ceiling that have water stains.
  • Above any ceiling tiles or in the attic above any areas where the roof leaks.
  • Around any leaky pipes or behind and around any leaky toilets.
  • In any areas that have a musty smell or smell of mildew.
  • Any areas that have been subjected to flooding.
  • Under carpets that have gotten wet and stayed wet for even a short while.
  • Any cardboard boxes or stacks of papers that have gotten wet and stayed wet for a while.

You may possibly need to remove drywall to look behind it if walls have water stains or paint is cracked and peeling.

If you find yourself identifying black mold in any of the above areas, or anywhere else in your home, you’ll then need to check the entire house because mold spores spread easily, once they become airborne.

If you are concerned that you may have a black mold problem in your home, and need assistance in locating the source of the problem, you can call in a professional to assist you. CALL SERVPRO of Henderson/Boulder City trained Professionals at 702-564-8508.

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