Mold found in the home can be from a number of different causes. These causes put together can mean that the home is highly likely to start growing mold spores. You need a plan to help you prevent the growth of dangerous mold and microorganisms that can be a threat to human health.
Reducing mold in the home starts with an awareness of where it forms.
Mold can form in any area of the home, but it is more likely to be seen:
Anytime that there is a hint of mold being present in the home, it is a definite cause for concern. Mold and microbes related to mold can cause hazardous health conditions in humans, and are a real threat to your health. Some people are more susceptible to mold and mold spores, such as the elderly or very young children who have asthma or other respiratory issues. The experts agree that there is no “safe” amount of mold that should be allowed to stand in a home. And for that reason, all mold should be removed with a plan to remove it safely, to obtain the healthiest environment for the people living in a home.
Does mold grow faster after a flooded basement?
Yes, mold can tend to grow quicker after a large damp area is left to stay wet in the home. For example, after a water damage event or a flood, it is not uncommon that mold will begin to grow in the home. It is at that time that the homeowner should call a mold remediation specialist to perform a mold inspection, which determines how the mold remediation plan will be set up to rid the home of mold hazards.
What are the benefits of a mold inspection?
Mold inspections need to be performed by professionals who know about safe mold removal from the home. Home inspection kits for mold are readily available on the market, but the results are not as accurate as having a mold professional to assess the mold situation in your home.
A professional who knows about mold remediation will come to your home and provide a consultation. In that consultation you will discuss your issues with mold, any wetness or dampness in the home, and a mold inspection will be performed. The mold inspection report will summarize three conditions in the home: the mold inspection itself, the moisture found and conditions and the presence of any mold itself in the home.
Let’s look a little closer at these three reports highlighting home inspections.
The inspection summary will summarize the entire scope of the mold inspection being proposed, outline what areas are inspected for mold, and explain in detail the strategies used to conduct the assessment and inspection. Next, the moisture information summary will show and identify any sources of water, moisture and water intrusion into the home. It will also highlight the specific actions needed to remove water and moisture issues coming into the home. Finally, the mold information survey will identify and relate mold growth found, locations, size of mold growth and categorize the mold growth for the homeowner. It will also detail any other microorganisms or microbes found in the areas of mold (such as viruses, bacteria, etc.) that are found in the home.
A professional mold remediation company is the right way to go when there is mold in the home. Whenever you find mold in the home, just give us a call. We are able to safely remove all mold in your home, and will check for mold especially after an event of a flooded basement, fire loss, water damage or with a sewage cleanup. We are able to come to you 24/7, and we are only one phone call away to relief from mold today.