What You Should Know
Molds are part of the natural environment, and can be found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. Mold is not usually a problem, unless it begins growing indoors. Places like an improperly ventilated attic, crawlspace, improperly installed insulation, plumbing leaks, flooded areas, and more. Mold growth can even start in as little as 24 hours. The best way to manage mold growth is to control the moisture in your home.
The Risks of Indoor Mold
Mold is disgusting and can potentially harm you. Many people are allergic to mold and can experience Hay Fever like symptoms all year round. It’s even more hazardous to infants, the elderly, asthmatics, and people with lung disease or suppressed immune systems, as they can have more severe reactions. All mold should be treated as dangerous for the safety of your friends and family.
The Infamous Black Mold (Stachybotrys Chartarum)
Black mold received a very sinister reputation after being connected to several pulmonary hemorrhaging (bleeding of the lungs) cases among children in Cleveland, Ohio in 1994. It is frequently associated with poor indoor air quality that arises after fungal growth on water-damaged building materials and it may be less common than many other types of mold, but it is not rare. Black mold should be treated just as serious a problem as asbestos, lead, and radon.
Areas Covered During A Mold Inspection
There are two goals of a mold inspection. The first is to find if and where mold is growing in your home. The second is to find the water problem which caused the mold to grow in the first place. We’ll search for it and give recommendations to stop the problem. Mold can grow anywhere as long as there’s moisture. Common places affected include the attic, crawlspaces, the basement, and around plumbing fixtures. Control the moisture and you can prevent mold from growing.