Symptoms of Mold in The Foundation

Are your allergies getting worse with each passing day? You most probably have foundation mold issues if you notice dampness or a musty stench throughout your basement, crawl area, or perhaps your entire house. It's important to frequent check foundation walls regularly from the inside and outside, as well as examine the surrounding environment, for possible signs of foundation mold problems.

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Signs of Mold in Foundation

  • A musty odor: You may have a mold problem if you detect a wet, musty, or earthy smell. That's because mold emits a strong odor, which is one of the most obvious signs that mold has taken hold in your home. However, some homeowners have grown accustomed to the odor and are unaware of it. If you're not sure, have a friend or family member come over and sniff it for you.
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  • Stains or black spots:  Mold occurs on walls and surfaces as dark streaks or stains. Mold comes in a variety of shapes and colors, from gray or green hairy tufts to white streaks to vivid splotches of orange, pink, or purple.
  • Wallpaper or paint peeling: Wallpaper that is bubbling, splitting, or peeling indicates that moisture has entered the paper and degraded the glue. Mold thrives in these wet areas, hidden just beneath the surface.
  • Basement is damp and humid:  Basements are ideal mold breeding grounds. This is due to the fact that they are normally cooler than other rooms in the house, and low temperatures cause condensation. Furthermore, foundation flaws can allow water to enter and provide a breeding ground for mold.
  • Allergies and medical issues: Mold exposure can cause red and watery eyes, sneezing, itching, chest tightness, and shortness of breath, among other symptoms. People with asthma or weakened immune systems are more vulnerable.

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