Mold is an ever-present, silent threat to your health. Although there is mold in the air we breathe, living with mold can have a negative effect on your health. The Centers for Disease Control says, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation for individuals who are susceptible to mold. If you are purchasing a home, one of the most important inspections you can get is a mold inspection.
How Mold Grows
There are three conditions that allow mold to grow freely. Mold must have moisture to foster growth. The environment in which molds grow must be an optimal temperature. The last component is the presence of mold spores. Since mold is practically everywhere, warm, humid environments are often a breeding ground for mold. In the right conditions, mold spores can begin growing within 48 hours. With the ability to grow rapidly, the best way to handle mold is to avoid it altogether.
Mold Testing Decreasing Your Chances of Encountering Mold
In most cases, you can’t see mold in the air. In fact, if black mold is in a dark corner or in an attic, you may not be able to see it either because it’s hidden. To the untrained eye, you could overlook mold spores that could lead to a complete infestation in your newly acquired home.
Fortunately, mold testing can detect high levels of mold. Whether the mold is visible or not, our team at Inspection Plus uses state-of-the-art technology to detect the presence of mold spores. If mold spores are found in the home you are interested in purchasing, we can give you an estimate of what it will take to remedy the problem. In many cases, discovering mold early increases your chances of eliminating mold.
However, if you purchase a home without getting a mold test, you could be placing your family in harm’s way. Although some people aren’t susceptible to the dangers of mold, there are many people who are at risk. Living in a home that is infested with black mold could cause significant health problems and lead to increased medical expenses.
At Inspection Plus, we are your mold gurus. We have years of experience eradicating the presence of mold from your home. Our cutting-edge tools allow us to detect dangerous levels of mold so that your family can breathe with ease in your abode. If you are purchasing a home, don’t hesitate to contact us before you sign on the dotted line.