How to Tell If You Have a Mould Problem at Home

Mould spores are everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. But those spores only become a problem when the conditions are right. Once mould spores find a location that has moisture or humidity, and a material that it can feed on — such as wood — it will soon begin to appear.

Mould is bad for your health, especially if you have respiratory issues caused by asthma or other allergies. And mould is unsightly. Further, if you have mould because of moisture issues in your home, then you may also have wood rot fungi, which can damage the structure of your home over time.

If you have a mould problem, you may need to hire a mould removal service soon before the problem gets out of hand. Look for the following signs to see if you have a mould problem in your home.

Your home smells musty

Mould gives off a musty odour that doesn't go away until you remove the mould itself. Air fresheners won't help to remove the odour of mould. If you have an unexplainable musty odour in your home, this indicates a mould problem. Therefore, mould removal is required.

Allergy symptoms

If you or someone else in your household has begun to develop unexplainable allergy symptoms like a sore throat, cough, itchy eyes and runny nose or difficulty breathing, this may indicate mould. Mould creates allergy symptoms that never seem to go away, even with the help of medicine. If people in your home are becoming consistently ill with allergy symptoms, mould may be to blame.


Discolouration may be mould growing on a surface. If you see discolouration anywhere in your home, examine it without touching it. Mould is usually pastel in colour, and sometimes black. Discolouration could also be a sign of water damage, which often comes hand in hand with mould. For instance, if you see ceiling discolouration, there could be mould somewhere up there too.

Moisture sources

Since mould needs water to survive, if you have a leak or a source of standing water somewhere in your home, this is enough for mould to thrive. So, if you notice the above signs, look around the area for water sources that don't belong. Leaky pipes, taps and air conditioners can all create the ideal conditions for mould to thrive.

Do you have a mould problem at home? Then call a mould removal service today. The sooner you remove the mould from your home and eliminate mould-friendly conditions, the sooner you can eliminate those nasty smells and allergy symptoms. Contact a mould removal service to learn more.