If you are the average American, you probably spent this past Sunday at least watching the Super Bowl. The game is one of the most watched television events every year. Not only is it one of the most watched events, but each year it seems to get bigger, more sensationalized, and the statistics just keep getting bigger bigger. For example, this past Sunday, Americans consumed 1.23 billion portions of chicken wings, 11.2 million pounds of potato chips, and purchased 51.7 million cases of beer. And if you are the average American, you probably spent time with some friends and family watching the game as the average Super Bowl party has 17 guests. Sounds like Sunday Funday, right?

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Well imagine if you were unable to invite all of your friends, coworkers, and family over this year because you noticed a strange odor in your home. You couldn’t have guests walking in to a strange musty smell and leaving talking about anything other than the game or your famous taco dip, so you sacrificed your pride and attended another event.

Unfortunately for many homeowners, and even renters, this is a common problem. In-home mold growth is a real problem and it prevents people from being able to enjoy the things that they normally would such as hosting parties or guests. Even when the mold is not visible, it often gives off an odor that is very noticeable, especially to those who aren’t living in or around it everyday. Mold comes in many shapes, sizes, colors, and types and has each characteristic gives it a different effect on the body whether it is respiratory issues or worse. While not all mold is extremely dangerous to our health, there are some common types that are, so it is important to have it checked out regardless of what it may look like.

So say this was you this past Sunday. You have had your time to grieve over your lost party, now what do you do? Start by calling a mold inspector. A mold inspector will be able to come in, identify the problem, tell you how serious it is, and then help you decide your next steps. Mold inspectors can be expensive, so if you are on a budget, there are some ways in which you can take care of the problem yourself, but we highly recommend that you call in a professional from the start. This will ensure that you get the best assessment of what might be going on in your home and also a better way to fix it than home remedies.

Don’t allow mold to drag you down and ruin your good time. If this was how you felt this past Sunday, don’t let mold take out your next holiday gathering whether it be Mardi Gras, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, or Memorial Day. Call in a mold inspector today to get your home ready for entertaining once again. If you live in the Philadelphia area, call us at Advanced Mold Diagnostics. We will help you solve your mold problems right away so you can get back to what really matters, chips and dip.