The smell in your new home is funny, like an old, wet rag that has not seen the light of day in years, nor breathed any of its air. You know you have mold and it seems to be coming from behind the bathroom wall. What can you do, and how do you know if the mold is toxic?
These ideas will help.
- Other than the strange smell, you may notice damp areas or mold growing in your bathroom tile. Dark circular stains on your ceiling or walls are a good indicator that you have toxic mold. Mold starts out kind of fuzzy and then turns pink or orange before it turns a toxic black, so pay attention to the stage your mold is in. Taking care of it early is always the safest solution.
- Toxic mold may create watery eyes, congestion, and tiredness; symptoms that mimic allergies. If you are out and about and feel great only to return home and feel ill, you may want to check for the presence of mold.
- Get some help from an attorney that specializes in accident injury in Los Angeles California or a lawyer in a city near you .
- Hire a professional to check for toxic mold even if you only “believe” you have it. A professional will see things you will miss and know where to look for things that are not even considered in your realms of imagination.
Sure, a new home shouldn’t have toxic mold, but you’re not always told everything by the old owner. The ideas above should help you get through it.