Detecting Household Mold
September 30, 2016
Mold may not look like much, but it can be a serious health hazard for your home, and it can drive down the value of any property. Mold thrives in warm, damp environments and places around the house that homeowners aren’t regularly in contact with. Scheduling CA mold inspection services is a great way to protect your real estate investment, protect the health of loved ones and residents, or know exactly what you’re getting into before purchasing a residential or commercial property.
Below are some helpful tips for why household mold is harmful, what to look for, and what to do when you encounter it in your own home from The Elite Group Property Inspections, Inc. – your go-to CA mold inspection and removal specialists.
Household mold comes in many different forms and can cause a wide-variety of health problems. Black mold is the most well-known and is a greenish-black fungus that thrives in high-cellulose materials like drywall, carpet, ceiling tiles, thermal insulation, and more. Here’s a quick look at just some of the health issues you may be experiencing if there’s mold growing in your home:
• Nose bleeds
• Chronic fatigue
• Immunosuppression (more likely to have frequent infections that last longer than usual)
• Sore throat
• Flu-like symptoms
Signs of Mold
It can be difficult to detect mold with the naked eye. Mold inspection professionals have many useful, high-tech gadgets they can utilize to detect the fungi menace without having to tear your house apart. Don’t start ripping up the carpet or pulling down the walls trying to find mold before contacting an expert to perform a thorough inspection.
Contact the Professionals
Removing mold from your home isn’t something you should attempt without the proper training and experience. A mold inspection professional will be able to use specialized mold-remediation techniques like dry-ice blasting, HEPA cleaning, and even invasive remediation for structures with a significant amount of mold accumulation.
Want to know what you’re getting into before signing on the dotted line to buy or sell a home? You can count on the CA mold inspection professionals of The Elite Group Property Inspections, Inc. Our expert inspectors will be able to thoroughly evaluate your property and provide you with a detailed report on everything from energy reports to termite inspections. Contact us today at (800) 494-8998, and we’ll be ready to put our home inspections skills to work for you.