Mold Damage Warning Signs in Your Home

Mold damage can be costly in terms of damage to the structure of your home, and more importantly, it can pose serious health risks. When mold is present in a home, residents usually begin to show symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and congestion; itchy, watery eyes; irritated, itchy skin; wheezing; difficulty breathing; and sinus headaches.

These allergy-like symptoms are sometimes misdiagnosed as other types of conditions when they are actually a result of being exposed to mold. Some forms of household mold are toxic and can cause serious, life-threatening illnesses. Mold can pose serious health risks with symptoms such as bleeding, internal organ damage, mental impairment, cancer and even death. Many homeowners don’t even realize they have mold problems, and for that reason, it’s important to inspect your home periodically for signs of mold damage. Fortunately, mold is usually easy to spot when you know where to look and what to look for.

Look for clusters of mold spores in bathrooms, basements, drywall, ceiling tiles, carpet, wallpaper, under sinks and around plumbing pipes. If you notice a musty, moldy odor in your home, there is a strong possibility of mold growing in that location. Other warning signs you may have mold in your home include:

  • Warped drywall and wood
  • Bubbling, cracking or peeling paint or wallpaper
  • Water stains or discoloration on the walls, floors or ceilings
  • Water leaks around water heaters, behind shower walls or on other hidden surfaces
  • High humidity areas that produce condensation and excess water, such as windows and metal pipes

As soon as you notice a mold problem, contact a qualified mold remediation company like Smart Restoration for a professional inspection right away for safe, affordable, fast and effective mold inspection and treatment. Unattended water damage can create an ideal environment for mold spores to thrive, leading to significant mold damage and expensive repairs. Attempting to remove mold damage without the help of a professional may aggravate the situation as some mold spores may be accidentally missed or spread.

Using established techniques, IICRC certified technicians at Smart Restoration in Kansas City use industry-standard procedures and tools to ensure mold is removed fully and disposed of safely.

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SMART Restoration LLC is a women owned local business that services our Kansas City metro area residential and commercial customers for their mold remediation, water mitigation, construction and sanitization cleaning, and pressure washing needs.

Owners Marie Gronberg and Marvin “Pony” Meyer are committed to excellence. Our company provides FREE inspections and estimates.  SMART Restoration LLC holds a highly trained restoration team has a total of 60 plus years’ experience in the industry while between the two owners there is 26 years combined experience. 

Our distinction is the quality of service and care we bring to our customers. Above all, our team is watchful of our customers’ interests and make their concerns the basis of our business with a sense of urgency, sensitivity and discretion.