You suspect there may be mold in your home but you’re not sure if a mold inspection is the next best step. Mold begins growing due to the presence of water, so if you haven’t seen any mold, you may be thinking a mold inspection isn’t worth it. More often than not, mold is already a problem in your home once you discover any physical signs. At Zona Restoration, we believe in catching the root of the problem before it becomes a much larger issue. If you notice any of these signs in your Phoenix area home, we highly recommend you schedule a mold detection appointment right away. 

When Should I Have My Home Inspected for Mold?

1. Visual Evidence of Mold Growth

While mold is not always visible to the naked eye, there are physical clues to watch for that signify you have mold growing in your home. If there are dark stains on your bathroom tiles or fuzzy patches growing on wooden surfaces, these are signs of mold growth. The most common colors of mold are dark green, brown, or black, but it can also be orange or white, depending on the exact type of mold in your home.

2. Flooding or Water Intrusion

If your Phoenix home has experienced flooding due to storms or suffered long-term water damage from a broken pipe, a mold inspection is an appropriate next step. Water can seep into any nook or cranny, causing all sorts of mold damage within walls, floorboards, and ceiling tiles. If not caught early on, mold can grow and spread throughout your entire home, causing health problems for you and your family.

3. Musty or Damp Smells

Maybe you’ve noticed a lingering musty smell in a specific area of your home. Basements, laundry rooms, bathrooms, and kitchens are some of the most common places where damp smells can settle. This is due to the presence of plumbing in these rooms. If you’ve tried everything you can to clean, disinfect, and sanitize those areas, but are still experiencing stale, funky odors, it’s time to call a certified mold inspector.

Honest Prices & Quality Service

For professional mold inspections, call Zona today at (480) 656-3999 to request a free estimate. We also offer many other home remediation services such as lead testing and removal, ozone and odor treatment, and fire and smoke damage restoration.

“10 Signs of Mold: How to Detect Mold in Your Home?” Blog article. Spaulding Decon. 03 Jul. 2019. Web. 01 Oct. 2020.