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Can you Smell Mold?

Every homeowner or parent wants to make sure that their home is the safest for the people residing inside it. Taking extra time to keep up with routine home maintenance, preventing further issues from arising, and keeping everyone inside healthy. When it comes to mold issues, sometimes you may not see the mold, but you should ask the question can you smell mold? 

You know, that musty smell when you open the basement door, is that mold? Mold produces certain microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC). Depending on which compounds the mold you have in your home is producing, it can smell a certain way.

Think of these smells:

  • Musty
  • Damp Odor
  • Pungent Earthy Smell
  • Wet Socks
  • Rotten Wood

If any of those smells sound familiar to you, you’ve probably been airing out your home by opening windows, running air purifiers etc. However, if the issue is actually resulting from mold, this will not relieve the smell. We as humans also get used to smells after being exposed to them for a while, therefore, you may think the smell is gone only to return a day or so later to the same smell.

Unsure if the smell is coming from mold still? Time to call in a mold inspector to perform some air samples and surface samples. A mold inspector can help to determine if mold is the problem, how widespread it is, what type of mold you’re dealing with as well as if it is a health hazard for you and your family.

Don’t wait it out. If some of the above words sound familiar to your basement, attic or another area of the home then its time for an inspection. Call HNST Mold Inspections today and protect your family today!

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