If you suspect mold in your home, we’re here to help. In addition to providing a Mold Inspection, we can take non-destructive samples from suspicious areas and have them analyzed for the presence of mold. We can also take samples from the air inside your home to determine if an excessive amount of mold spores are being spread throughout the home by your heating, cooling, and ventilation systems.
What are the effects of mold in the home?
Mold in your home can have a variety of effects, both on your health and the integrity of your home. Here are some of the potential effects:
- Health Effects: Exposure to mold can cause a range of health effects, from minor allergies to serious respiratory problems. Symptoms may include coughing, wheezing, skin irritation, eye irritation, and headaches.
- Structural Damage: Mold can also weaken the structure of your home, particularly if it is allowed to grow for an extended period of time. It can cause rot and decay in wood and other building materials, and may even compromise the integrity of your home’s foundation.
- Property Damage: In addition to structural damage, mold can also cause damage to your personal property, such as furniture, clothing, and electronics.
- Reduced Indoor Air Quality: Mold spores can spread throughout your home and reduce the quality of the air you breathe. This can be particularly harmful for people with respiratory issues or compromised immune systems.
- Decreased Home Value: A home with mold problems may be difficult to sell, as potential buyers may be concerned about the health risks and potential costs associated with removing the mold.
If you suspect that your home has a mold problem, it’s important to address it as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your health and home.
Click here to learn more about mold from the EPA (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).