Mold can grow anywhere in your home. Some of the most common places include the bathroom, basement, crawlspace, kitchen, and laundry room. Usually, where there’s a lot of moisture, there may be mold. Unfortunately, it’s often out of sight and out of mind, but it can cause severe health and structural issues. Some of the health issues can even be confused with common seasonal allergies. If you’re experiencing any of these signs of mold, it may be time for an air quality and mold inspection from Valley Building Inspections.

3 Signs of Mold


1. Musty Odors

Most common household molds produce a foul odor. It will likely smell musty and damp, leaving you searching for it’s hiding place. The most common place for a musty smell is in the laundry room or bathroom, but it can also come from under your kitchen sink. However, your mold problem could be hiding in the walls or attic, leaving you puzzled as to where the smell is coming from. 

2. Chronic Sneezing & Watery Eyes

Breathing in mold spores can create severe respiratory reactions that leave you with watery eyes, coughing, and sneezing. Many homeowners confuse these symptoms with a common cold or seasonal allergies, but they could be caused by mold in the house. If your symptoms worsen or fail to get better with allergy medications, then it’s time for a complete home mold inspection.

3. Peeling Wallpaper

Depending on the age of your wallpaper, it’s not uncommon for it to have dark or scuffed spots. However, if you start to notice peeling or color abnormalities, then you could have mold growing beneath the paper. Check over the walls with paper for any visible bubbling, which is a key indicator of moisture buildup. Check any other areas in your home where you have a suspicion that mold might be growing behind your wallpaper.

Schedule Your Inspection

Having your home inspected for mold shouldn’t be taken lightly, and opting for a cheap inspection could end up costing you. Get a complete report done right by the team from Valley Building Inspections. We even provide pool inspections, home buyer inspections, and termite inspections for residents throughout Phoenix, AZ. Request your quote online or call us today at (480) 860-1100.