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3 Ways To Know You Need Mold Cleanup

mold cleanup lbi, mold removal lbiNobody wants to have mold anywhere near them. Mold is gross, and sometimes mold can be bad for you. However, mold has a way of creeping up on you. It’s noiseless and hard to predict. How many times have you reached into your bread bag or cheese package and been shocked to find that there was a lovely forest green growth on your food? It’s not uncommon, but finding mold on your food is a lot easier than finding mold in your home. Many times the mold will be within your walls or under your flooring. So here are some ways you can know if you are in need of some professional mold cleanup help from Stretch Cleaning


Many people who live in Long Beach Island are used to the smell of the ocean breezes, which are most of the time very fresh and pleasant. However, when you have mold growing in your home, you will smell something musty and earthy. You have probably smelled it before if your bread has ever been a tad bit moldy. It’s not a great smell and it can be pretty strong. If you have cleaned your home and the smell persists, you may have mold growing in your home. If you cannot see any mold, hire a mold cleanup professional to come into your home and use an infrared moisture detector. If the professional can find moisture trapped within your walls or floor, it is likely that there is mold trapped in there as well. 

Respiratory Problems

Many people suffer from respiratory problems and they are not all caused by mold. However, if you go to the doctor and you cannot find a reason behind a persistent cough or you have developed asthma out of the blue, you may have a mold problem in your home. You might think that finding mold within your home will be a huge ordeal and you might want to just live with it, but this is not recommended. Finding mold and cleaning it out is something that professional mold cleanup crews do all the time and they are quick and efficient. You could also have lasting health problems if you continue to breathe in the mold spores for an extended amount of time. These health problems can even prove to be fatal in infants and seniors. 


Headaches are another symptom of exposure to mold, though it can be hard to narrow down that mold is the reason for them. Many people attribute headaches to stress, and a majority of people are stressed, so these symptoms of needing mold cleanup is hard to recognize. However, if you are having regular headaches and it is after you have moved into a new place, you might have a mold problem. 


Breathing in mold spores is a serious thing and it should be attended to. If you have any suspicions that you are breathing in mold spores in your home, you should contact a professional from Stretch Cleaning right away. It is worth your peace of mind to know what is going on within your walls.