Coachella Mold Inspection

Do you suspect that your home has mold? If so, you don’t want to delay treatment – the longer you let the mold sit around, the more it will continue to grow and spread. Take action today by scheduling a Coachella Mold Inspection! 

Home Sweet Home offers in-depth mold inspections in the Coachella area. We’ve been helping homeowners just like you get the peace of mind they need ever since we opened our doors in 2008. If you’d like to schedule an appointment with one of our professional inspectors, give us a call at 760-282-3534. You can also book your appointment online through the convenient scheduling system located on our website. 

A Brief Guide to Mold and Mold Testing

What Are Molds?

Molds are a type of fungus that is found all over the world. They grow in wet, damp, and dark places and can survive on many different types of organic materials like wood, wallpaper, clothes, curtains, upholstery, and carpeting. Molds reproduce by releasing spores into the air. These spores are often carried by moisture or wind to other surfaces where they may start growing. Mold infestation is most common in areas with high humidity levels but can also be found in dry locations like attics or wall voids if there is a leaky pipe or window. 

Why Is Mold Considered to be Dangerous?

People who breathe in the mold are at risk of developing respiratory conditions such as asthma, sinus problems, and allergies; in some cases, mold has even been linked to cancer. The bad news is that you cannot always tell if you’ve had a reaction to mold until after the fact. The good news is that if you do find mold in your home, there are ways to remove it before any serious damage happens.

Where Is Mold Found?

Mold is often found in damp areas where there is moisture, like kitchens and bathrooms. Living areas, basements, and attics are also common places for mold growth. Molds grow best on surfaces that provide food matter, such as walls, ceilings, carpets, and furniture. Molds can be found growing outdoors too, in mulch or on rotting wood.

How Does Mold Spread?

Mold spores are in the air, and they’re impossible to completely avoid. But when you have a moist environment like a basement, kitchen, bathroom, or attic, most of the time they will stay there because they need moisture to grow. However, if your house has a leaky roof or plumbing problem, mold can easily spread to other parts of your home.

What Are Signs That There’s Mold in My Home?

Mold can start to grow in your home if you have a leak in your roof or if you live near a body of water that floods. Mold spores can also be carried in on furniture and clothing, so it’s important to inspect for mold every time you get new items for your home. 

If you notice any of the following signs, there may be mold in your home: 

  • Unusual smells coming from inside the walls, floors, or furniture Mold
  • Spores that look like patches of dirt on wallpaper and paint 
  • Black spots on hardwood floors and carpeting 
  • Brownish stains on ceiling tiles or sheetrock 
  • Musty odors in one room only 
  • Mold growth on any porous material (for example, wood paneling or sponges) 
  • Clumps of black or green fuzzy stuff around drainpipes 
  • White dust coating around baseboards, light fixtures, and air registers
  • Discolored paper backing around the carpeting 
  • Toxic-looking fuzz that feels stringy to the touch 

Keep in mind that not all molds are toxic and many people have trouble telling the difference between the different types of mold. The only way you’ll know for sure is by having a professional inspect the area for you.

Can Mold Be Removed?

It can be difficult to remove mold from walls and other surfaces, especially when it has been there for a long time. Professionals can help remove mold by scrubbing the surface with a cleaning solution and then drying it out before painting over the area. For more information on this topic, contact your home inspector.

Contact Us for Coachella Mold Inspection

If you suspect there’s mold growing in your home, the first step is to hire a Coachella Mold Inspection expert to determine how much of the spores are present in your home, where they’re growing, and what you need to do about it. To schedule an appointment with our licensed inspectors, either complete the online scheduling form or give us a call at 760-282-3534.