As of 2020 in the United States, the average house costs $320,00. This makes our houses THE largest investment that many of us will make in our lifetime. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to make sure your investment is taken care of; Whether it is making sure your roof is in good shape, your foundation is secure or even making sure your home is mold-free.
When to Get a Mold Inspection?
Just because you do not see it, doesn’t mean that mold is not there. Mold can show up in the most unlikely places like your attic, your crawl space, on your subfloor, even inside your walls. Some signs of mold can be very obvious like dark sections of grout in your shower, peeling wallpaper, and even discolored walls or ceiling. Mold can also appear in many different forms; it can be gray fuzzy or slimy green.
Water Damage –If you have owned a home or know someone who has, you have probably heard about an emergency with flooding, a leaking roof, or a broken pipe. Once you notice one of these issues, it is important to remove as much water as you can as quickly as possible. Small amounts of moisture can breed mold, you may not even know it is there.
High Humidity – You do not always need a busted pipe to have to worry about mold. If your home has high levels of humidity for long periods of time, this can cause enough moisture for mold to start forming. To be safe, you should test your home’s humidity levels regularly.
Something Smells Funny – Another way to be able to tell if you have mold without actually seeing it is if you notice some musty orders in your home. Many people have already smelled mold without even realizing it. You may have noticed it in an old basement or cellar. The more mold that you have the stronger the smell will be.
Visible Growth – One of the biggest signs that you may have mold is seeing the mold. Again, mold can come in many colors and consistencies. When you see mold, you need to act right away. What you see could be the tip of the iceberg with more mold hiding!
Health Issues – There are some times of mold that can be more toxic than others. Inhaling black mold can have severe consequences. Other symptoms of mold can appear like allergies, a cold, or a rash that lasts for long periods of time.
Contact Us to Schedule Your Mold Inspection
If you believe there is a presence of mold in your home, it is best to have Home Sweet Home Inspections out to your home. Schedule a Mold Inspection today to be sure that you are keeping your family and your home safe.