There can be many signs of mold growing somewhere in your home. Some of the obvious ones are the allergic reactions that some people have such as red and sore eyes, constant sneezing or coughing. If any of those symptoms occur to you, visit the doctor as soon as you can he will run an allegro test that will show you exactly what is causing the symptoms.
The smell of the mold can easily give you information of the location of the mold. In many cases, it will start growing in places that people have a hard time to see. Usually, it will hide in dark moist places like the back of the drywall, wallpaper or paneling. Sometimes mold can be found in walls close to leaking pipes. When people have a leaking pipe, they fix it shortly after, but a lot of them forget about the walls and they are left wet. In no time mold will start growing on those walls that are left wet after the leakage. When the mold starts to grow inside the walls it will accumulate a certain smell that will later on spread around the whole house if not removed. If you smell mold inside your home, the smartest thing is to call professionals that will thoroughly inspect your home with special equipment and remove the mold. Unfortunately, people have a tendency to make the mistake of not turning for professional help and trying to detect the mold by themselves. That is bad because it can lead to an even worse situation. When people try to find the source of the smell they are also trying to terminate the mold on their own. If not done properly mold removal can be dangerous because it can lead to realizing a huge amount of mold spores that will float in the air.
In some cases, people ignore mold even after they saw it. This is usually happening because they saw a small sized mold and they think that because of its size the mold cannot harm them. That is a huge mistake, if the mold is left untreated it will continue to grow and spread around the whole house. If you ever had experience with water leaks or floods in the past, make sure to inspect your home to protect yourself and your family.