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Why does mold smell bad?

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

What is that smell?

In most cases we can smell the mold growing before we can see it. If you can smell the mold then you probably have a bigger problem. Here are some questions to ask yourself.

  1. Do I see the mold or only smell it? - If you can smell the mold but can't find it then it might be growing behind walls or under flors.
  2. Have I had a recent water loss? - Mold only grows where there has been excess water. If the water damage was left to dry you may have mold.

Mold uses air movement to spread mold spores. These spores carry mycotoxins which is what your nose recognizes as the bad smell. Therefore, if you can smell the mold then their are many spores in the air.

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