Mold, Moisture and Your Home

 

Mold Basics 

  • The key to mold control is moisture control.

  • If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean up the mold promptly and fix the water problem.

  • It is important to dry water-damaged areas and items within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.

 

Is it necessary to have this "stuff" tested to determine if it is mold and what kind?

Testing is normally not needed but there are definitely steps to follow. All sources of moisture and water need to be eliminated. The areas of concern should be cleaned and disinfected if possible, replace if needed. 

When we inspect your home we are looking for areas that have elevated moisture readings. When these areas are found, mold is usually nearby. Notes are taken and pictures are made so you know where the problem is. Most areas can be cleaned and treated by the homeowner, but for some jobs it is best to let a professional handle it. 

Know that when you hire us to inspect your home that we are looking for things like water leaks and mold that can affect your home and your health.

Get it touch with us today to schedule your home inspection.

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