In the Twin Cities with all the recent rains we find it important to remind people about mold issues.
Moisture is a breeding ground for mold I f you get water intruding into your home even after the cleanup there can be residual moisture issues left over. That is where mold can begin to thrive.
What is a mold inspection?
A professional mold inspection includes not only sampling but also a comprehensive visual inspection to detect issues and problems related to mold that are not apparent to most people without training in building sciences and mold inspections. Mold is everywhere.
How is a mold test performed?
They do sell mold test kits at stores like Lowes or Home Depot, however it really takes more than a simple test to determine if your home has a mold issue. A professional Home Inspection Company like Inspections Plus has many tools available that are utilized during a mold inspection. It's best to have mold testing performed for you by a qualified mold professional. Hiring a professional mold tester who is experienced at collecting and analyzing mold samples will always lead to the most accurate results.
Can Mold cause illnesses or symptoms?
In some cases, mold in your home can make you sick, especially if you have allergies or asthma. Whether or not you're allergic to molds, mold exposure can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs. Here's what you can do to combat mold problems, and take care of yourself and your home.
What are some indicators I have a mold issue?
One sign you could have mold is a mold smell. If you notice a moldy smell in your home there's a good chance you could have mold hidden somewhere.
Another sign that you could have mold is if you are suffering allergic symptoms. If there's mold hidden in your home there will be mold spores in the air. When you breathe these spores in not only will you notice a moldy smell but your body will react with allergic reactions like sneezing, a runny nose or sore eyes.
Who should I contact to get a mold test performed?
If you think you have a mold issue or if you want to get your home inspected for mold contact a professional home inspection company like Inspections Plus, with over 20 years of experience in the home inspection and construction industries, Inspections Plus has the tools and experience to diagnose and offer solutions to remedy any mold related issues. We do not perform construction work so there is no conflict of interest when we present a mold inspection report.