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Leak Detection in Ahwatukee, AZ: 4 Common Signs of Mold

April 18, 2016

If the team here at Anthony’s Plumbing could only tell you one thing about leak detection in Ahwatukee, AZ, it’s this: wherever there is moisture, mold will follow. The longer you allow leaks to persist in your home, the higher your chances are of seeing mold and other bacteria growing your home. The overall effect of pipe leaks on your home’s indoor air quality often goes understated, but it’s certainly worth repeating as exposure to mold can lead to significant health problems if they’re breathed in.

Of course, risking the health of yourself or your family is the last thing you want, which is why Anthony’s Plumbing is here to help you detect mold as part of our leak detection in Ahwatukee, AZ. Better yet, we’re here this spring to show you how to spot the signs of mold in your home so you’re not breathing in any unhealthy air a moment longer. Our top priority this season isn’t just to provide you high-quality plumbing service, but also to help you and your family establish ways in order to live comfortably in your home.

How Can You Detect Mold in Your Home?

In addition to identifying signs of leaks in your home, please look at the following signs of mold in your home:

  1. Musty Smells: Sometimes the best way to detect mold in your home is just by taking a whiff of your indoor air. Mustiness will always follow after a period of excess moisture. Even if a musty odor in your home won’t bring any serious health consequences, nobody can deny that it’s downright unpleasant to deal with.
  2. Toxic Symptoms: If mold lingers in your home, it may begin to result in negative health consequences for your family. Exposure can lead to unexplained headaches, dizziness, short memory span, and trouble concentrating? Well, it’s only just a sample of what toxic mold can do to you and it’s important to recognize it immediately.
  3. Humidity: This coming summer will see humidity levels reach a high. A common mistake homeowners make during the spring is not investing in a whole home dehumidifier, mainly because excessive humidity can have several long-term consequences, including mold growth.
  4. Poor Ventilation: Of course, reasons for poor ventilation are another problem, but they can also be a major cause of mold growth. All rooms of your home should be receiving a steady flow of fresh air, but the chances of mold become significantly higher if poor ventilation prevents any of these rooms from receiving the air they need.

Contact Anthony’s Plumbing today if you want to learn more about leak detection in Ahwatukee, AZ!