What is a mold inspection?
We all know what mold is. Aside from the science project jokes about that green thing lost in the back of the refrigerator, mold is also a dangerous and damaging substance that can find its way into your home. So how do you know if you have mold in your home? With a mold inspection. And what exactly is the purpose of a mold inspection? So glad you asked.
Signs of Mold
If you notice any of these signs, there’s a good chance you need a mold inspection.
- You’re suffering from allergies with symptoms that include runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, congestion, headache and fatigue.
- Your home has a strange odor that you can’t quite put your finger on, one that is sort of like mildew and sort of musty, but not exactly.
- You’ve had water issues recently such as a leaky pipe, a faulty appliance, or storm damage or flooding.
The Purpose of a Mold Inspection
The purpose of a mold inspection is two-fold. The first and most important reason a mold inspection is done is to determine the presence of, and location of, mold in your home. The second reason is to find the water source that is creating the mold problem and fix it.
Who Performs a Mold Inspection?
Can you perform a mold inspection yourself? On one hand, you can search for visible clues for mold in your home, that’s one aspect of a mold inspection. But in truth most mold is located in places you can’t see. An effective inspection should be done by a professional. They’ll come in with the right tools including fiber optics to see where you can’t, and moisture meters to determine the cause of the moisture that’s resulting in mold.
If you see mold, suspect you have mold, or feel like there’s a chance there’s mold in your home, call in a professional for a mold inspection. Once the mold is located and the source of the water repaired, a reliable restoration company can remove the dangerous mold and repair any damage.
For one stop shopping when you need a mold inspection and mold removal and mitigation, look no further than Can-Restore, your local leaders in dealing with residential mold.