After the slew of issues I have had this year with water problems, I have been a little paranoid when it comes to my home.  I suppose I took for granted that my house was supposed to be a safe place to live in, but since that belief has been rattled a bit this year, I have been more vigilant in watching for signs of problems.

I figure that it is better to catch the problems when they are small before they turn into real issues.

A couple of days ago I did my weekly inspection of the basement checking to see that everything was okay.  I have been doing these checks since it was recommended by the specialists from water damage restoration Malibu to do so when they came out the last time I had a problem downstairs.  I look for signs of water leaks or mold, and up until a few days ago I had been trouble free.

But that all changed – at least I thought it did.

While doing my regular check I found some black stuff on the floor that I couldn’t remember seeing the last check I made.

I was scared it was mold again.

Instead of freaking out, I picked up the phone and a technician came out to inspect the trouble area.  Thankfully it was discovered that it was just some dirt and dryer lint, so it ended up being a false alarm.

I am so thankful that it wasn’t mold – I don’t want to have to go through that ever again.