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How to Spot Mold Behind Drywall

5/4/2023 (Permalink)

How Do You Know If You Have Mold Behind Drywall?

Mold can be a harmful and persistent problem inside your home. It's often difficult to spot and can lurk behind your walls for months or even years before you realize it's there. Identifying mold growth behind drywall is critical for keeping your humble abode safe and healthy.

Signs of Mold Behind Drywall

Here are a few things to look for that could indicate mold growth behind your drywall:

  • An unusual smell: A musty odor is often the first sign of unseen mold growth. If you notice a distinct smell that you can't explain.
  • Discoloration: Stains, dark spots, or discoloration on your walls or ceilings could suggest that there is moisture trapped behind the drywall, creating a perfect environment for mold to flourish.
  • Bubbling or warping: When drywall becomes saturated with moisture, it may bubble or warp. This could indicate that mold is present, as it often feeds on the paper layer of the drywall.
  • Health symptoms: Mold exposure can cause various health issues, from mild allergic reactions to more serious respiratory problems. If you or anyone in your home is experiencing unexplained health issues, mold could be the culprit.

The Importance of Professional Mold Removal

If you suspect that there may be mold growth behind your drywall, it's crucial to seek professional help. Attempting to remove the mold yourself could spread spores throughout your home, exacerbating the problem. 

Professionals like those at SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury have the expertise and equipment needed to safely and effectively remove mold in your home.

What SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury Can Offer

At SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury, we specialize in mold remediation and removal. Our team of highly trained technicians can assess the extent of mold growth, contain the affected area, and remove the mold safely and efficiently. We also offer air duct cleaning and deodorization services to ensure your home is free of mold spores and any associated odors.

Don't let mold threaten the safety and health of your home. Contact SERVPRO of East Meadow/Westbury to schedule a mold inspection today.

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