Fungus that grows in damp, dark areas, causes discoloration, musty smells
This is the result of the decay process from mold, mildew, and dry rot.
Damp Spots on Walls
Sign that water has absorbed through wall block will have dark gray splotches
in various places.
White Chalky Substance
Known as efflorescence, this is a chemical breakdown of the bonding agent
that holds your walls together. Sign of possible structural deterioration.
Sign that foundation has moved/shifted should be inspected to determine the
Sign that the wall has taken moisture inside, as paint will not stick to
a wet surface.
Rust on Appliances or Furniture
Look for rust on bottoms of furnaces, water heaters, and other metal appliances.
Sign of dampness and water evaporation.
Dark brown/black fungus. Grows on walls and other surfaces. Grows mostly
on wooden surfaces, causing wood to decay.
Moisture will cause paneling to bow and discolor, commonly at the bottom
portion of the paneling.