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1. Launch a search operation

Check whether there is are visible signs of mould growth in your home. Moulds may appear in colours such as grey, white, black, or green. Black mould can be especially dangerous, so be sure to watch for any signs of this type of growth.

Check for any yellowing or furry looking growth on fabrics, sheetrock, or anything else that’s potentially been exposed to moisture. If you’ve had streaming windows now or in the past, check the back of your curtains too. A decent dry cleaner will deal to those.

 

2. Follow your nose

Whenever you smell some mould odours, begin your search immediately. But you also have to remember that even if your home has no mouldy smell it doesn’t mean that you’re free from its threat.

Be eagle-eyed because some odour-free moulds are still toxic.

 

3. Basement flooding

If yes, then there is a large probability that your house is filled with some dangerous moulds. Look around your basement for indications of water damage or extra mustiness. Also check if there are water discolorations on walls and ceilings. Remember excess amount of moisture is the major culprit for mould exposure.

 

4. Misty windows

Winter season is characterised by rain and cold and generally when it’s cold and rainy, there is an excess in moisture. This excess amount of humidity in the environment can cause fungal growth which culminates the most in damp areas. If your windows are foggy during winter, it is best to find out where the extra moisture is coming from, and check the area for any mould contamination.

 

5. Hidden mould

Most experts agree that the most perilous mould is the one that is unseen, such as in air conditioning units, duct-work, or within walls. These moulds can swell up rapidly while undetected. In most cases, hidden moulds can be discerned not by eye but by the stale odour or the frequent need to clear your throat. Proper care and maintenance will typically prevent these.

 

6. DIY Kits and Mould Inspectors

Do-it-yourself test kits are designed to track down the presence of harmful mould that can trigger health problems. Most of these testing devices are user-friendly and can provide reliable results. In instances where you cannot detect if there is mould inside your house, you can contract a licensed mould inspector. They have the proper know-how in pinpointing the exact location of undetected mould problems.

All in all, the key to total prevention of the threats caused by mould problems is awareness of the problem. Be vigilant with your surroundings for any sign of mould growth. Early prevention is the best solution to all the hazards set off by this microorganism.