What Do I Do When I Find Mold?

What Do I Do When I Find Mold?

  • Posted: Oct 23, 2015
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Discovering mold in your home can be a scary thing, and many people are left asking themselves: “What do I do when I find mold?” At Mold Inspection Illinois, we aim to find an immediate solution to any mold-related problem, so we’ve complied a list of ways that people discover mold and the next steps that they should take in order to get rid of it.

The Discovery: “I smell something funny.”  

So, you’ve been smelling something weird lately. Real weird. It’s a little earthy, maybe a little musty, and you’ve searched high and low to locate the source with no success. Your husband is starting to think that you’re crazy because you can’t seem to stop obsessing about getting rid of this smell. Well, guess what? You’re not crazy.

The Solution 

If you can’t see mold, it’s likely that our technician won’t be able to see mold, either. In this situation, you’ll almost always need an air test, or, in extreme circumstances, to place a hole in the drywall to get a more accurate view of problem areas. If you choose to leave the smell unresolved, it’s likely that it will continue to worsen (and probably drive you insane) until you discover what it is.


The Discovery: “Oh man… is that mold? That can’t be mold.”  

If it looks like mold, talks like mold, and walks like mold… well, it’s probably mold. Think back – have you had any water damage recently? Does your roof leak? Maybe a pipe burst or your windows were open during that last downpour? If any of these are true, then it’s more than likely that you have mold.

The Solution

It’s time to schedule an inspection. If you don’t, that small, strange moldy spot is probably going to become a giant, moldy wall.


The Discovery: “I definitely have mold.”

You have mold. You see mold. Why are you still staring at it?

The Solution 

Come on, now. Get your estimate scheduled so you can get your house looking like new again.


The Discovery: “I don’t feel good, I think I might have mold… but I don’t see any.”

You’ve been experiencing relentless headaches, coughing and itchy eyes, but you can’t seem to figure out why. Could it be mold?

The Solution

This is a tricky situation. First, you should immediately see your healthcare provider. Then, depending on their recommendation, it might not hurt to get an air test and a visual inspection to ensure that mold isn’t growing on your property. Hopefully your sickness isn’t related to mold exposure and you’ll be feeling fit as a fiddle in no time.


The Discovery: “I don’t feel good, my family doesn’t feel good, and I know I have mold.” 

Is everyone in your family sick? Is there mold growing in your home? It’s time to take action.

The Solution

We consider these emergency services. If you and your family are suffering from symptoms of mold exposure you need to get out of your home and to a physician, immediately. Whether you’re feeling like you have the flu, like you’re dizzy or like you just can’t kick that cold, mold exposure is no joke. Not only will we schedule you a same day inspection and estimate, we will also schedule your remediation as soon as you are able to give us the okay.

At Mold Inspection Illinois, our first priority is your health and safety. Wondering what to do when you find mold? Give us a call at 855-464-8810. We’ll be happy to help you find a solution!