There are three primary clues that you might have a mold problem. Perhaps you or a family member are suffering from allergic symptoms that are consistent with having a mold issue or maybe you've noticed the smell of mold in some area of your home. Mold also might be an issue if you've recently had an issue with water like a leaking roof, flooding from a malfunctioning sink or leaky pipes.
Hire a Professional
If you suspect that you have a mold problem, your best bet is to hire a mold inspections specialist to deal with it. Not only does this professional have a great deal of experience in finding and identifying mold and its origins, they also have the specialized equipment needed to keep the area safe and undisturbed. Disrupting the area where mold is present can spread the spores and further endanger your health.
A Mold Company is Not Necessarily the Best Choice
Just because you suspect you have mold, doesn't mean that it is present within your home. Though your first instinct might be to call a local mold remediation company in your area, it is important to remember that they have a vested interest in finding mold in your home. That is, that this type of company will make more money by contracting with you to remove mold. An independent home inspector, on the other hand, does not have a preference one way or another. They are simply there in your home as an impartial observer to protect your home and your health. That is their only objective.
Take Steps to Be Safe
If the inspector does find signs of mold in your home, you will be advised as to certain steps and recommendations that are designed to prevent the spread of the mold spores and remove the presence of mold completely. You'll also be informed of which actions need to be completed, such as replacing wet sheetrock or moldy carpeting that has become damaged due to the mold.
Inspections Plus provides mold inspections for homes and businesses in the Minneapolis area. Call them today to schedule an appointment.