In many cases, mold growth can be seen. It may have different colors like white, gray, brown, black, yellow, or green and texture that varies from fuzzy and cottony to rough and leathery. Check for leaks, standing water, and condensation. Take a look at our mold slideshow for some visual examples.
If you can smell an earthy or musty odor, you may have a mold problem. Call our mold expert (305.285.0030) if you can smell it, but can't see it. Mold can hide inside walls, beneath floors, and behind baseboards.
3. Check A/C
Standing water around air conditioning units can create a mold problem. Inspect evaporator coils, drain pans and lines often.
4. Allergy Symptoms
If mold-allergic people experience symptoms such as nasal and sinus irritation or congestion, dry hacking cough, wheezing, skin rashes or burning, watery or reddened eyes, or asthma when in your home, you may have a mold problem.