April 19, 2022

Warning Signs You Have Mold in Your Home

Mold is obvious when it is visible as it is a distinctive green or black color in a speckled and dotted pattern that can be found in moist areas of your home, such as the bathroom or basement. But before your mold problem gets to this stage, are there any warning signs that can prompt action before it is a real problem? We examine some top indicators that you may have mold in and around your home.


  1. Allergy symptoms: If you have known allergies or not, mold in your home can spur symptoms such as sneezing, coughing, a sore or itchy throat, runny nose, sinus headaches or irritated and itchy skin. If you notice allergy symptoms occurring outside of your typical allergy season or if you have new symptoms, then mold may be the cause.
  2. A new odor: Some types of mold do produce a smell that can be categorized as a musty smell that is consistent. This smell may be consistent in moist areas, such as your basement where mold may tend to take hold.
  3. Water damage: Anywhere that you have had water damage can be a spot that mold will grow. Signs of water damage include stains, discoloration on your walls, floors or ceilings, peeling paint or cracking paint as well as bubbling of wallpaper. These water-damaged areas are a breeding ground for mildew and if you see any of these, take action to prevent mold from sprouting a new colony.
  4. Full air filter: If you see any unusual black spots caught in your air filter, it could be the beginnings of old spores that are in the air in your basement. Also, a funky smell when your air conditioner or furnace is running can be related to your dirty filter that is full of mold. 

Mold Removal Services Right in Your Neighborhood

Our crew of expert technicians at MasterClean is ready to review your current situation and help you stop or get rid of any mold in your home or business. Our mold removal services include pinpointing where mold is locating and safely removing it with specialized equipment and techniques. Our team will get down in crevices to truly determine if the mold has been eradicated. Anytime that you have had water damage, it is a good idea to have a professional review the area to determine if mold is growing or if it is a breeding ground for it to possibly develop. Mold can be found on any type of surface, including carpets, walls, tile and grout.

We are honored to serve our communities since 1984 and help both homeowners and business owners keep their places as clean and fresh as possible. Beyond mold removal, we can assist with carpet and soft surface cleaning, tile and grout cleaning and water damage assistance. Connect with our team for an inspection today through our online contact form