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What Does Mold Smell Like?

When you enter a home, you’re going to notice a unique smell. Each home is unique and its smell is as well. With that being said, you should know that mold can dramatically change the smell of your home. While the smell of mold is not strong, you will likely notice it. The smell of mold is distinguishable since it smells musty.

There are many ways to describe the smell of mold. For instance, some people say it smells earthy or meaty. Others suggest that it smells like rotten wood. As a homeowner, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the smell of mold so you’ll be able to identify a problem immediately. Remember that mold releases MVOCs or microbial volatile organic compounds as it grows. This is what you’re smelling.

Smell Mold? You Need An Air Quality Test

If you believe you’re smelling mold in your home, you need to get your home’s air quality tested. Initially, you might suspect that you’ll be able to get rid of the most by leaving your window open. This might work for a short period. If the problem is mold, you can guarantee that the mold is going to come back very quickly. Therefore, you need to get the mold tested by a certified company.

The mold is likely not going to disappear on its own. You can use air fresheners but they’re only going to cover up the smell briefly. If the smell persists and you’ve developed health complications, you need to get rid of the mold immediately. And, you’ll want to test your home’s air quality so you can address this problem as well.

Your Home Has Mold

If your home has smelled musty for a few weeks, there is a good chance that you’re dealing with mold. And, you have to understand that mold is not going to disappear randomly. It is going to continue spreading and the problem is going to worsen. If you’ve noticed mildew in your home, you’re on the verge of experiencing a mold problem. It is time to call us. If the musty odor won’t disappear, you need to rely on a professional.

Here at A1 Water & Mold Removal MA, we can help you determine whether or not the mold is the source of the problem. We’ll also help you remedy that problem as soon as possible. We’re available around the clock and you can get in touch with us conveniently by calling (781) 332-4824.

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