Do I Need Mold Inspection Services?
Whether you’re actively on the market for a new home or curious about what’s going on in your own home, mold is often overlooked. Because of the dangers and hazards that mold can cause, it never hurts to have professional mold inspection services. Mold spreads quickly in Florida humidity, so getting ahead of a mold problem can save you time, frustration, and a lot of money down the line.
What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that spreads through the air, water, and on clothing and pets. It produces microscopic spores that move around dormant until they find the ideal breeding ground. That’s typically a warm, damp area with a steady organic source. Unfortunately, mold thrives inside Florida homes because of our high level of humidity. It feeds on organic materials like wood, upholstery, drywall, and even dead skin cells. That means that you can take steps and be cautious, but mold can still find ways to thrive in your home, especially where you can’t see it.
Signs You Need Mold Inspection Services
So how are you supposed to know that you need mold inspection services? Here are a few of the signs so you can stay on the lookout. You should know that the faster you tackle the problem, the more successful (and less expensive) the outcome.
When it comes to mold, you may be able to follow your nose. Notice that musty smell after using your bath towel too many times? That’s just the beginning of mold growth. This isn’t the best method for determining a mold presence since different types of mold smell differently, and some won’t even smell at all. However, if you do notice that nasty smell, it’s a good idea to contact a certified professional for mold inspection services.
Does your home have visible signs of mold? Then it’s almost certain that it’s in places you can’t see, too. Be on the lookout for excess condensation around appliances like your water heater. Condensation can indicate leaks or faulty hoses, which can cause damage beyond just mold. You should also look for dark spots that could be a sign of mold. If any mold is visible, you should call for an inspection immediately.
Mold is considered to be so dangerous because it is a cause of some health issues. While not life-threatening, mold can cause health changes that could affect some more than others. Along with sneezing, watery eyes, and rashes, mold can cause respiratory problems. Those with asthma or pre-existing conditions are most at risk.
Water Damage/ Leaks
Any type of leak, spill, or water damage leave your home susceptible to mold. From undetected leaks that happen over time to sudden floods, any kind of water damage invites mold into your home. Since spores can travel in the water itself, water brings risks beyond the damage it causes. Along with mold inspection, water damage might also require cleaning, remediation, and repairs. Depending on the water damage’s source, you’ll want to find a full-service mold removal company like iMold that can work alongside your insurance for a seamless process. Water damage can have different classifications that require more or less cleaning. For example, water from your home typically only requires routine drying and remediation, but floods can bring in water filled with bacteria.
Buying or Selling
Whether there are obvious signs of mold or not, a home on the market should always complete mold inspection services. If you’re the seller, the buyer could request a mold inspection anyway. A mold inspector could find serious signs of mold, causing the buyer to back out and leaving you to handle the repairs. Buyers should request mold inspections, even in this fast-paced market. Mold spreads fast, and you could be left with a long process of removal, remediation, and repairs.
Do I Need a Professional Service?
Mold is one mess that you should never attempt to clean up yourself. As it may create a health hazard, and you could actually do the opposite of what you intend…. making the problem worse. Because of its severity, iMold provides free mold inspection services for both residential and commercial properties. Our techs are highly trained, certified, and equipped with the latest in mold detection technologies. In addition, we have access to infrared imaging to see behind walls, cabinets, floors, and ceilings to detect mold that you might not even know is there.
As a licensed, bonded, and insured service company, you’re in good hands while our experts work on your property. Professionalism is one of our top priorities, right alongside taking care of your mold problem permanently. Our mold inspections come without cost or obligations, so the only risk is waiting and allowing mold to spread. We’ll perform our inspection, then show you the results of our findings. In the unfortunate circumstance that signs of mold are present, we always refer you to a third-party testing service. From there, we’ll form a plan, work with your insurance when necessary, and work hard providing you the peace of mind of a mold-free home.
Ready to request mold inspection services with iMold? We’re available for 24/7 emergency services with a 30-minute response time, so don’t hesitate to contact us today!