As a growing problem within many rental homes, mold has become a frustrating issue for landlords and renters alike. As you search for and move into your new rental home, familiarize yourself with the warning signs of mold.

Between health problems related to exposure to mold and the damage dealt to properties as a result of mold, it’s more important than ever to know what to look for. If handled quickly, you can avoid major problems. However, letting the problem grow is risky.

Early Warning Signs around the House

Often mistaken for small bits of dust or dirt, mold often goes unnoticed. Closely examine any strange specks or lacing on the wall. Mold comes in various shapes and colors, so if something seems unusual, there may be mold growing within the wall itself.

Throughout the home, a few areas in particular often grow mold. Routinely check the following and other high moisture spaces:

  • Bathroom walls
  • Kitchen cabinets
  • Basements
  • Air-conditioning units
  • Behind refrigerators

Particularly if you are experiencing physical symptoms, make sure you check these areas thoroughly.

Early Warning Signs in Your Health

Symptoms of mold exposure vary from person to person. While many symptoms remain minor, some prove quite dangerous. Seasonal allergy symptoms that increase when indoors are mild warning signs of mold exposure. Mold also greatly affects those with asthma.

Let Your Landlord Know

As they say, the best defense is a good offense, so keep walls clean and dry and handle the issue before it becomes greater.

If you notice any signs of mold, it is important to act quickly. Notify your landlord immediately and cooperate with his or her measures to clear up the issue.

If you are interested in learning how mold is handled by property management or if you’re looking for a safe, comfortable place to call home, call Keyrenter Provo. We’re committed to providing our tenants with not only pleasant homes but also the information and resources they need to keep their homes that way. Call Keyrenter Provo today at (801) 614-2000!