The Answers You Need
WHAT DOES MOLD SMELL LIKE?
Most people describe the smell of mold as musty, stale, and earthy but can vary greatly in odor. An odor suggests that mold is growing in the building and should be investigated. The health effects of inhaling mVOCs are largely unknown, although exposure to mVOCs has been linked to symptoms such as headaches, nasal irritation, dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.
IS MOLD HARMFUL TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS?
Exposure to a large number of mold spores may cause allergic symptoms such as watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing, itching, coughing, wheezing, difficulty breathing, headache, and fatigue. Repeated exposure to mold can increase a person's sensitivity, causing more severe allergic reactions.
WHAT CAUSES MOLD?
Molds thrive in damp, humid, and wet conditions. They require water to grow and spread, which is why it is recommended to keep homes, especially walls and carpets, as dry as possible. Water leaks, flooding, high humidity, and condensation all provide moisture mold can use to grow and spread.