One of the oddest parts about getting mold in your house is the smell. It is an odd, musty, smell that immediately makes you think of mold and rotting wood or moisture in the wallpaper. The interesting part is that it is hard to mistake it for anything else. Mold does have a distinct smell and based on where it is located, this smell can significantly spread throughout the house.
We don’t give enough credit to our sense of smell. While our noses are definitely not as useful as those of dogs, our sense of smell can play a huge role. From nice scents to bad ones, your nose can give you a lot of messages. For example: When food has gone bad, you can smell it and find out for sure. Rotting food has a smell that is difficult to mistake and similarly, mold has a certain stench that is difficult to mistake for anything else.
It’s funny that while we pay attention to the quality of so many things around us, demanding only the freshest and the best of food and clothing; very few people actually pay attention to the quality of the air around them, particularly when indoors.
Mold is usually associated with rotting food but this little fungus can even sprout up in your very own home. Presence of moisture and rotting wood can provide it with the perfect environment to thrive and grow in. While many people consider mold to be a harmless plant, that is not true at all.
When we think of poor air quality, we often think of the outdoors, polluted by smog, car exhaust and toxic emissions that are the byproduct of industry. Outdoor air pollution is an epidemic that is responsible for millions of deaths worldwide on a yearly basis.