Inspecting for Molds
New homes are always a motivation for us to always tidy up our space and keep every corner immaculate, but with its age also comes less attention when it comes to maintenance needs, which often leads to bacteria and fungi like mold to start growing and multiplying without you knowing until they have multiplied significantly enough to warrant attention and solution from you. Molds are not only ugly and dirty especially when they start to spread on noticeable spaces, they also give off spores that anyone around can inhale and cause health issues if you are allergic or asthmatic, which only means they should be treated seriously.
Being a typical fungus, molds commonly grow in damp and dark places, and while there are thousands of known species, molds have a characteristic smell and can either be greenish black or fluffy white depending on where they are growing, but homes are mostly plagued by greenish black molds both inside and out. Outside homes, they commonly grow around water pipes or drains, and surfaces that are often neglected, which makes it slippery, while inside homes, they often hide beneath sinks, behind or around toilets and tiles especially when they are never allowed to dry.
It is also a well known fact that molds are causes of decay and deterioration in most materials especially in food products, which is why detecting them as early as possible is important if you want to save your home’s structure from early damage, something that can only be done by qualified mold inspectors from reputable companies, so you do not have to rely on convenient test kits that can only tell you whether you have mold at home or not but not tell you where it is exactly. If someone in the household suffers from asthma or some form of sensitivity or allergies, mold spores can also be a harmful trigger without you even knowing it when you cannot see them.
Professional inspection for molds are also efficient at identifying hidden growth like those inside walls, ceilings and even under the floor tiles, and help in determining the type of mold by collecting samples for proper analysis in testing labs, since there are molds that may be harmful and molds that normally grow on wood without causing harm to the structure. It is also common for professional mold inspection procedures to include checking on plumbing or water systems since even the smallest leakage can also cause continuous moisture and thereby allow molds to grow and thrive easily, and after elimination treatments, they can also offer services to keep molds from regrowing.
Professional inspectors for detecting molds are not only useful for home owners but for business owners as well when they suspect mold presence in their commercial spaces or buildings, and for property buyers who want to make sure they are buying a mold-free home.