Mold growth within a home can be a very serious issue. Black mold can render a home uninhabitable and can cause a wide variety of health issues. Most homes have mold at some point or another, and often it is minor and can be removed with common household cleaners. Do you know when is mold a serious concern and warrants a mold inspection?
If you see, smell or find mold growth within your home, it might be a good idea to consider testing. This is especially true if a member of your household has allergies, asthma or other breathing issues. Hiring a professional inspector, experienced at collecting and analyzing mold samples is the best way to ensure accurate results.
One of the first clues to a mold issue either inside or outside of your home is a significant moldy smell. Many people describe the smell as musty or damp and is not covered up by deodorizers or air fresheners.
Visible mold growth
Seeing mold is by far the most reliable way to determine that there might be an issue. However, looks can be deceiving. Even if just a small amount of mold is found, there could be far more growing inside walls. With mold, what you see is not always what you get and the growth you cannot see is often the most detrimental.
Mold loves to grow in damp areas. If you have had a problem with standing water, previous flooding issues or leaks, it might be just the start of bigger issues if it the water not cleaned up in a timely manner.
Black mold is by far the most detrimental to health and can cause skin issues, respiratory problems and much more, including:
- Irritation of the mucous membranes
- Internal organ damage
- Mental impairment
- Immune system suppression
If you are concerned about mold within your home, it is important to contact a qualified home inspector. Bona Fide Home and Mold Inspections will conduct a thorough examination of your property and provide a comprehensive report within 48 hours of inspection. Contact us today to schedule your inspection.