Any home or business can quickly become infested with mold with the introduction of a water source, like a roof or plumbing leak. Mold can spread throughout a property in as little as 48-72 hours, and can produce allergens and irritants that have the potential to cause other health effects.
How Do I Know If I Have Mold?
Mold can grow just about anywhere, but it typically thrives in warm, humid or moist environments It can also sometimes be found in drier environments that have poor ventilation or air flow.
It is commonly found both indoors and outdoors – typically around places such as:
Anywhere moisture is retained
Anywhere there has been flooding or standing water
REASONS TO DO MOLD TEST!
Home buyers are well advised to invest in both a home inspection and mold inspection before purchasing a home, particularly if there is any indication that there are potential moisture issues.
The problem with mold is that it can be hidden under baseboards, beneath carpet, and under a new paint job.
Am:Pm Restoration inspector will look for visual problems with the home, signs that conditions exist to encourage mold growth:
1. Water stains
2. Heavy smell of mildew
3. Water seepage
4. Leaky roof.
5. Human sensitivity: itchy eyes, burning sensation on skin, coughing.
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Since extensive mold in a home can make it virtually unlivable, testing for a specialized mold can potentially save you thousands of dollars and your health.
Mold: A Hazard to Health and Home
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WHAT IS MOLD?
Mold is considered a sub-group of the Fungi Kingdom it is a fungus that grows in wet and humid places, some types of mold are commonly known as mildew.
Mold is a non-scientific term for many types of fungi - unwanted, unappealing patches of black, brown, yellow, pink, green, smelly, fuzzy growths.
Countless species of mold are found both indoors and outdoors.
Mold are asexual fungi that produce spores that are extremely small and can be airborne
Present on carpet, air we breathe, basements, walls, ceiling, kitchen, water heater, crawl space and any moist area in the household may harbor mold.