Mold is everywhere, but when it becomes out of control in your home, serious health complications may arise.
If your family is bothered by symptoms such as the ones listed below, chances are good that they are feeling the effects of a mold problem.
• Sore throats
• Congested breathing
• Rashes on the skin
• Dry cough
• Red, watery eyes
It’s critical that you call Pro-Spect to schedule a mold inspection as quickly as you can.
It is just as crucial to have a mold inspection performed whenever you are planning to buy a home. Identifying mold issues before you complete the purchase and move in is the best way to protect your family from harmful side effects. If mold problems are present, you can require the seller to fix these problems before going through with the sale.
Call Pro-Spect if you have any concerns about mold in your home or mold in a property that you are considering buying.
Mold issues may arise from many circumstances. Homeowners may see dark green, brown, or black mold on various surfaces in the house, and this usually is caused by dampness issues.
Accordingly, mold problems are nearly always centered around kitchens, bathrooms, and basements or wherever pipes or ducts are placed. Mold may be found in cabinets and closets when these are placed close to pipes as well.
It’s not unusual to find mold lurking behind drywall because components like wood and cotton are the ideal food source for mold.
Mold problems arise when there is persistent humidity, leaking pipes, a leak in the roof or a steady buildup of condensation. Poor ventilation in the home is another common culprit as is dampness in the foundation or basement. This dampness may occur as a result of standing water around the foundation. Even a leak in the home’s air conditioning system may cause mold issues.
If you are worried about a mold problem in your home or a property that you are thinking about purchasing, then contact Pro-Spect to schedule a mold screening. This process includes a visual examination to look for the presence of mold. The visual examination may not only find mold but also conditions that are conducive to mold growth so that they can be corrected before becoming a problem.
It further may be necessary to collect samples of the mold to assist with evaluating the source of the contamination. Testing mold samples may make it possible to identify sources of mold contamination that may not be apparent upon visual examination.
The inspector may take surface and air samples to be tested. All of the samples are then forwarded to an accredited testing laboratory where they are analyzed for all sorts of mold or other fungal growth.
With the test results in hand, the client is provided with a clear and simple report that lets them know precisely what kind of mold problem they have, if any. It is then possible to seek a mold remediation company to take care of the problem.
Are you worried about the negative health effects of mold contamination in your home? This is not a situation that will improve with time, which means that it only makes sense to act quickly when you think there might be an issue.
Contact the expert inspectors at Pro-Spect today to schedule a mold inspection. It’s a critical step toward protecting your family’s health and well-being.