How Do You Know You Have a Mold Problem?

Because mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, it is difficult to know you have mold before it grows. Mold grows and spreads very fast because the spores are light and can be carried by air. There are ways to know whether you have mold in your building. Some of the signs to look out for include:

  • Warping walls
  • Crumbling plaster
  • Blistering paint
  • Cracking tiles where the cracks get deeper
  • Visible stains
  • Damp smells in a well-maintained house

If you see any of these signs on your premises, either residential or commercial, it's time to call Tulip Carpet Cleaning of Hempstead for a mold test. Early mold inspection is imperative to lessen the damage to your property and eases the remediation process if you do find mold.

What is Mold?

Mold is an organism made up of multicellular fungal strands. Mold causes degradation of various materials in your premises. Different types of mold can cause allergies. Mold grows well in areas that are damp and moist. Look out for any plumbing leaks in your house to avoid the growth of mold and mildew. When you come across any type of mold in your house or business premises, contact us for professional mold removal in Hempstead. Remember, that it's advisable to stay out of all affected areas and not to disturb the mold.

Black Mold

Black mold is one of the most toxic molds that grows. When you have water damage in your house black mold can grow in as little as 48 hours. Black mold removal is best handled by professions as it is dangerous to your health. Mold grows in many colors and different types of mold can grow in the same place at the same time. It is, therefore, imperative to call our professional mold removers at 516-500-3774 as you do not know which mold is toxic and which is not.

How Do You Tell Whether the Mold in Your House Is Black?

Black mold is greenish-black in color with a spotty appearance. It can, however, look brown or gray. Whereas many types of mold are odorless, black mold has a dank, earthy smell.

Hidden Mold in the Bathroom

The places most prone to mold and especially black molds are the kitchen and the bathroom as this is where there is a lot of water usage, hence dampness may occur. Bathroom mold removal may be especially tough and one has to call a professional mold remover. This is because most molds in the bathroom grow behind tiles and dry walls due to leaks in the plumbing. When you find mold in your bathroom it's imperative to contact a mold remediation team as soon as possible. Mold left unattended is harmful to your health; it can cause allergies and respiratory problems.

Mold Remediation Plan

At Tulip Carpet Cleaning of Hempstead, we put several factors into consideration when preparing our mold remediation plan. These factors include:


Mold will grow on anything, whether it's furniture, curtains, cabinets, and walls. The location of the mold is a key determinant of how one goes about the removal of the mold. When mold is on curtains or clothes, it is easy to clean out as you just put them in the washing machine for easy cleaning. When the mold is in a hard to access place like the side of the house, however, it is always important to contact a professional mold remediation team. Trying to remove mold on your own can be very harmful to your health. Trying to remove it will expose you and your household to respiratory problems when you breathe in the mold spores.

However, mold will not always be in easy-to-find places. It might grow and eat away at your organic surfaces before you find it. When this mold gets behind dry or under cabinets, it can do great damage. This mold will require a lot more time to remove as it may involve removing the cabinets, the drywall, and insulation to get to the mold.

Type of Mold

With the help of our specialists, some types of mold require minimal time and the use of simple equipment to remove. However, some molds like the black mold will need you to enlist a professional mold remover as they are dangerous and can cause respiratory problems.


When a professional mold remediation team gets to your premises and locates the mold, they will determine the method to use to remediate the mold. This method is determined by the size of the area invaded by the mold. At Tulip Carpet Cleaning of Hempstead, we make sure to apply the appropriate method for the type of mold, its location, and the size of the area invaded.

Importance of professional mold removers

It is imperative to contact a professional mold remediation specialist when you suspect that you have a mold problem. As discussed above, there are different types of mold that you may not be able to differentiate yourself. The professional mold remediation specialist will do a mold test to determine the type of mold you have and the best mold remediation method. Some mold, especially black mold, is dangerous and can cause respiratory issues and also allergies. It is, therefore, best handled by a professional to avoid making yourself and your household sick.

A professional mold remover will also make sure that they have used the right method for mold remediation in your house. Moreover, using a professional mold remover will end up saving you time and money as they will make sure the mold remediation is complete.

For mold remediation in Hempstead, New York, we are here to offer the best services. Our mold remediation techs are well-trained professionals who handle your building with care to avoid more damage when removing the mold. With Tulip Carpet Cleaning of Hempstead, you are guaranteed good quality work all the time. Feel free to contact us at 516-500-3774 for estimates on any mold removal work.

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