While you can buy mold testing kits at your local hardware store, we recommend that you also take advantage of our specialized services. Home testing kits can be somewhat deceptive because they do not give an indication of the amount of mold present or how dangerous it is. Mold growth is nothing to mess around with and should be handled with the utmost urgency. After all you and your family’s health can be affected by mold growth, resulting in respiratory ailments, skin rashes, and sinus infections, just to name a few.
Mold Inspection Benefits – For Sellers
If you are considering putting your home up on the market, we suggest giving us a call to have your home inspected. It’s important to make sure your home is in good condition and to catch mold problems or other issues the home may have, so any buyers can’t take advantage of you later when a post-inspection offer is made. Our expertise in this industry allows us to identify any problems so that you can make the necessary repairs or disclose the issue in advance.
Mold Inspection Benefits – For Buyers
If you are thinking of buying a home, we also urge you to consider our services. Even if the seller provides you with an inspection report, do not rely on this alone. Hire your own inspector to make sure there’s no mold growth or any other potential problems. We’ve seen it many times where a new homeowner buys a home without having it properly inspected and they end up with an unexpected expense or expenses. Don’t let your first home purchase be a bad experience. We want you to know that we are here to protect your investment and we will make sure your new home is safe and ready for your family to move into.
Common Types of Mold Found in Homes
Unfortunately, there is no way to stop mold growth in your home. Even the cleanest of homes have the potential for mold growth. Basements, bathrooms, attics, and kitchens are some of the areas black mold is most commonly found. Black mold is the most hazardous type of mold found in homes. If you do find black mold in your home it should be removed as soon as possible by a mold removal expert to avoid any unpleasant odors, structural damage to your home, or health problems.
Mold comes in a variety of colors such as white, brown, orange, green, and of course black. If you are concerned that mold growth in your home, may be a problem contact us. By regularly inspecting your home for mold growth, checking to make sure there are no leaks or other sources of moisture, you should be able to prevent a costly bill and the health problems mold can cause.
Tips for Preventing Mold Growth
At AHI Residential & Commercial Inspections, Inc. your health is our number one priority. And while you cannot eliminate the potential for mold growth in your home, you can take proactive steps to limit mold growth. These include the following listed below.
• It’s important that that your basement is properly ventilated. This allows fresh air to come in and push any water vapor out.
• We also recommend that small cracks or leaks in your home’s foundation should be immediately repaired. What might seem like a small problem can lead to a bigger one. Small cracks or leaks can provide the perfect habitat for mold growth.
• If you have items stored in your home, make sure to keep the items organized. Do not pile your personal belongings on top of each other. This could cause moisture to get trapped and prevents air circulation as well.
• And lastly, we also encourage you to have your HVAC system inspected and cleaned frequently. This will help prevent mold from growing and spreading throughout you home.
For any other questions or concerns, feel free to rely on us for our expert mold services. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.