How to Detect Mold in your house

If you see any sign of mold you need an immediately inspection. Contact a professional, a mold can lead to serious health problems. Flood Help, inc can help to detect the mold and fix it. In this article we are going to show simplest way in how to detect mold.

Detect The Mold Smell

How to detect mold is easy when comes to smell.  Moldy smell is a bad sign, because indicates something is not right in your home. Mold is a fungi that can grow in the presence of moisture or water. Molds can cause structural damage in your house, since they penetrate deeper into the material they are growing on. Molds can grow on plant materials as well, but are also commonly found on building materials like walls and flooring and most home contents (for example, books, cardboard, clothing, etc.)

If the mold smell gets worse when the air conditioning or heating is on then there could be a mold problem in the HVAC, or in your air conditioner or heater. Mold is very danger call Flood Help, inc to help you how to give away of mold.

How to detect mold by seeing

Mold can grow pretty fast and can turn to black. Black Mold, or Stachybotrys Atra (also known as Stachybotrys chartarum) is a species of a Toxic Mold that you may have heard about most often.

Black mold is dangerous and threaten the health of you family and your pets as well. This fungus requires and thrives off moisture to survive. It will often appear as slimy and features a dark greenish-black(sometimes gray) coloration to it that is not often found as with other species and groups of this fungi.

And, because of its moisture requirements, black mold spores will be dampened downward and not easily contaminate the air around it as readily as other species spores might. (Text by

If you experience any mold in your home and you live in Palm Beach county, Broward county and St. Lucie County call Flood Help, inc. This is a emergency, call now 561.330.5085.

See this video below, it talks about mold.

Mold Symptoms

If toxic black mold are ingested or inhaled, you can experience any one or combination of the following symptoms. It will depend on the amount or duration of the exposure.

How to Detect Mold
The particular strain of the species of toxic mold will be a factor as well. These symptoms could be amplified for infants, the elderly and if one is already suffering from any upper respiratory illness. (Text by
  • Respiratory Distress and/or Breathing Difficulties
  • Unrestrained Coughing and/or Sneezing (sometimes coughing up blood)
  • ​Irritation to the Mucous Membranes
  • ​Kidney or Bladder Discomfort(s)
  • Impaired Concentration Levels (sometimes memory loss)
  • ​Excessive Fatigue, Headaches or Tiredness
  • ​Nausea, Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
  • Immune System Suppression
  • Redness and Itching to Eyes, Mouth and Nose