Do you have mold in your house? This is a common question homeowner ask us. In general, if you feel ill and cannot figure out why, then it is an obvious reason of mold. Sometimes, mold is on the sight and other times, it is hidden and growing. In most of the cases you will be able to find mold, like it is often hidden inside of windowsills and other spaces that you don’t look at often. Sometimes, you will need mold testing in Los Angeles to actually find it. But, how can you know what is the right time to call your local mold remediation company? We have put together some common signs and symptoms of mold in your home:

Visual Signs

In case of visual signs, you can recognize mold immediately, but sometimes people mistake it for dirt or dust. In case you have not cleaned your walls in a long time, dirt will accumulate. However, if the dirt appears in cluster or spots, this is mold. In some cases, mold will spread evenly. You should closely monitor and see if there a spot-like appearance. Mold is usually brown, pink gray, green or even orange.


Ever wondered what mold smells like? Mostly, its odor is musty. You can smell mold even if you can’t see it and, in some cases, the odor is a warning that mold is about to take hold in your home, especially in the closets, inside the walls and cabinets. You shouldn’t ignore this smell at all and try to find its source and then seek professional help.


Have you noticed some unusual changes in your body language? Have you been sneezing quite often? Or your eyes are sore and burning? You may even have a nasal congestion. These all are the symptoms of mold in home. This is true, especially when you notice your symptoms abating whenever you go outside and it gets worse when you come back home. You should be highly alert to such toxic symptoms. A few people will also experience other symptoms like headaches, dizziness, respiratory dysfunction and concentration problems. If you suspect that someone in your home is experiencing severe symptoms in response to mold, then it is a clear indication that you need to get rid of mold immediately.

Some other signs of mold at your home are indirect. You will notice that there is some moisture present in your home. In case you spot any water stains on walls or ceilings and even floors, there is a high chance of mold in your house. Moreover, bubbles forming in the wallpaper is also an indication and warping of the wall as well.

In case you find any signs of mold in your home and cannot locate it, you can call the experts at 24/7 Water Damage Restoration for your house inspection. We will ensure that every part of your house is properly inspected and treated for mold.