You know you have mold when you smell the “musty” odor or see small black or white specks along your damp bathroom
or basement walls. Mold may be hidden behind wall coverings or ceiling tiles. Even dry, dead mold can cause health problems, so always take precautions when you suspect mold.
Mold is often found on water-damaged building materials and furniture. The damage could be from flooding or plumbing leaks or even condensation. Mold can also be found growing along walls where warm moist air condenses on cooler wall surfaces, such as inside cold exterior walls, behind dressers, headboards, and in closets where articles are stored against walls. Mold often grows in rooms with both high water usage and humidity, such as kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. If you notice mold or know of water damaged areas in your home, it is time to take action to control its growth.