Hidden Mold: What to Do When You Can’t See Mold, but Still Suspect a Mold Problem

Hidden mold is defined as mold that you can’t see, but you can smell a musty odor that tells you there may be mold somewhere. Hidden mold can be found in places we don’t always suspect.

What to do if you have hidden mold?

If you can see mold, the solution is easy. Simply have it identified so you know whether it’s a toxic mold or not and then safely remove the mold.

But sometimes you simply can’t find it by ordinary means, even when you nearly tear your whole house apart.

Sometimes, the only mold in your home is hidden in places you can’t easily look. It can hide in attic insulation, in the wall cavity between drywall sheets, or between a finished basement ceiling and the floor upstairs.

There is a way to tell. If your home has a musty odor or anyone with allergies to mold seem to have more symptoms in your home, you can suspect you have mold growth somewhere even if you can’t see it.

But, before you spend any money tearing down your house apart to find it, why not find out for sure? You can perform a preliminary air test that could tell if you have hidden mold growth.

Order our air quality mold test kit to know for sure whether that musty odor is mold or something else. It’s an easy, inexpensive way to find out whether you need to investigate further for mold or not.

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Jackson Kung'u
Dr. Jackson Kung’u is a Microbiologist who has specialized in the field of mycology (the study of moulds and yeasts). He graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, with a Masters degree in Fungal Technology and a PhD in Microbiology. Jackson has analyzed thousands of mould samples from across Canada. He also regularly teaches a course on how to recognize mould, perform effective sampling and interpret laboratory results. Jackson provides how-to advice on mould and bacteria issues.
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