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How to Test Your Texas Home for Toxic Mold

April 1, 2015 | Blog

Toxic mold is a fungal growth that can lurk in the walls of your home. It’s not always easy to detect mold, but it’s important that you eliminate growth from your South Texas home to protect your family. Mold remediation can be very expensive, so detecting mold early on is especially important.

Here are some signs to look for if you suspect your home may have mold.

Musty Smells

Have you ever noticed a musty smell in a particular room? This smell may be caused by mold. Following your nose is the key if you experience this problem. Use your senses to find the source of the mold, so you can eliminate it and regain your health.

Water Damage

It can be easy to look the other way when you have water stains on your ceiling or walls. Unless it’s dripping, you might think it’s perfectly normal for small leaks to occur. However, wet ceilings and walls will eventually allow mold to grow. Source the leak and fix the problem.

Changes in Health

One of the biggest problems with mold is that it can cause health problems in residents. Symptoms usually only affect people who spend much of their time at home, but even just sleeping in a home with mold can affect your health.

If you feel like you have allergies throughout the year, there may be mold in your home. Constant congestion, itchy eyes and a runny nose could be related to mold growth.

People who have mold in their living space may notice their symptoms clear up when they’re away from home. Do you feel better when you spend a long day at work? Do your allergy symptoms clear up when you go on vacation? The problem may be hidden in your home.

Whether you have gone through remediation or have yet to find toxic mold in your home, professional HVAC services can help keep mold at bay. Contact CCAC to keep your Corpus Christi home free from dangerous fungal growths.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about mold and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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