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Monday, September 25, 2023   /   by Richard Eimers

Mold in a Home? Tips for Detecting and Removing

Any home can have mold, but it’s a notable problem after storms like Hurricane Idalia. The EPA says mold can sometimes be present but unseen. Start with a smell test.

MARSHALL, Texas – Hurricanes and other severe storms, a humid climate, leaky pipes or continuous rain can make homes susceptible to flooding and mold.
According to the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), molds are a natural part of the environment. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.
How can you tell if you have mold in your home? The EPA states that if the home smells moldy  or if water stains are present or if you are aware of water damage, mold could also be present. Mold may be hidden in places such as the backside of drywall, wallpaper, paneling, the top side of ceiling tiles and the underside of carpets and pads. Other possible locations of hidden mold include areas insid ...

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