What is mold and Why Should I be Bothered about it in my Home?

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Firstly, let’s take a look at what mold actually is, mold is part of the natural world and the surrounding environment. Outside the home, mold plays a vital part in the breakdown of organic matter such as rotten dead wood, leaves, and other commonly found organic matter.

Now, it is perfectly fine for mold to do its job outside the home, but it is not natural for it to be doing its job inside your home. The thing with mold is it reproduces at an alarmingly fast rate; tiny spores from the mold become airborne, pass through the air in your home, and on wet surface to reproduce. Breathing in these invisible spores, spread throughout the air, into the lungs, causes health risks.

If there is a high presence of mold, in your home, then you need to get a home inspection company to inspect your property and evaluate the infected area. As well as, look for further mold presence in and around your home.

Mold poses a real threat to your health and can be the cause of serious respiratory conditions. Not only does mold pose a serious threat to you and your family members, it also can cause serious structural damage costing thousands of dollars in repairs on your house.

If you are in anyway concerned about the presence of mold in your home, then hire a licensed & qualified home inspector and request a mold inspection. A professional mold inspection includes a thorough visual inspection of the affected area and any other areas the mold may have spread. As example, it might spread to the HVAC, crawl spaces, any damp patches on walls, ceiling, and around windows, each area would be evaluated.

In nearly all (except special circumstance) mold can be effectively treated and eradicated, leaving your home free from the bacterial spores that cause it to grow. Again, if you are concerned about mold, no matter how small it may seem, get in touch with a professional home inspection company and have checked out today.


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