Cool Cat here to bend your ear about a pretty serious issue–mold. Just the thought of it twitches my whiskers. It can sicken your family (furry and feathered family, too) and cause major damage to your home. We all love our seaside beach life here in the Grand Strand but the humid climate comes with an increased risk for mold. How can you tell if you may have a mold issue? Here are some warning signs:
One big warning sign of mold is if you smell mold. Your nose knows, so if you smell mold it’s likely you have a mold problem. Pay attention to whether the smell is stronger when your air conditioning or heating is running because this can indicate mold growth in your HVAC system. Mold growing anywhere in your home is not good but mold in your HVAC system not only can damage the components of your system, leading to costly repairs, but it can also spread mold spores throughout your home to every room. If you smell moldy funk most when the HVAC runs, you want to get the cats from Carolina Cool out in a snap to prevent a much bigger problem.
Not all mold looks like you might expect. Different kinds of mold may look different and can vary based on where it’s growing. Mold can be black, brown, gray, white and other colors. If you see a discoloration somewhere in your home, such as the wall or ceiling, that seems to be spreading, trust Cool Cat and get it checked out.
Plumbing leaks and condensation on pipes inside walls are warning sign that mold growth could be happening. Slow leaks behind walls where you can’t see them are notorious for creating conditions ripe for mold. In these cases, unless the leak worsens quickly or you notice a change in your water bill that indicates there might be a leak, you may not find this case of mold until it grows through the drywall. If you suspect a possible leak, ring up the cats at Carolina Cool to check it out and fix any leaks to keep your home mold free.
Sometimes, the first sign of a mold issue is feeling ill. Things like sudden or worsening asthma, allergies, sore throat, sneezing, coughing, headache, vision trouble and flu-like symptoms can be a sign of mold in your home. If your symptoms get better when you’re out and about but hit hard once you get in the front door, that’s a strong signal. Also watch your furry and feathered family members because pets can often come down with physical symptoms from mold before people do. If your york-a-doodle is lively outside but seems to be sickly and lethargic inside, it’s time to check for mold.
Check it out, mold is no joke–even for Cool Cat. It can cause costly repairs and make you and your family seriously sick. Thankfully, the cats over at Carolina Cool are your go-to experts for HVAC issues, pipe leaks and other plumbing problems that are common causes of mold growth.