What is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that grows all year long, and can be found on the inside, as well as the outside of your home. Mold can manifest as a result of flooding, sewage back–up, roof leaks, plumbing leaks, damp basements, over flows from sinks, high humidity, steam from cooking, dryer vents and humidifiers. If problems go undetected or are not restored immediately, mold growth can form and cause a magnitude of damage that could have been prevented. If areas are beginning to form mold, be sure to remove any visible water from the area. Mold forms and grows in damp areas.
Common places to examine are near sinks, walls that may have moisture seep through from the outside (especially concrete walls), windowsills, and areas that may be exposed to flooding.
One of the most common environments for mold growth is in basements. Be sure to check regularly behind baseboards, carpet padding, carpeted edges – specifically areas that edge concrete walls, behind and under cabinets, and any other areas that may have contact with water or moisture.
Mold grows on organic materials, such as paper and wood. These are common materials used in homes, therefore assessing your home regularly will greatly decrease the chance of having any vast damage.
What to do if you think you have mold?
If you believe you have mold in your home, it is best to have it professionally removed and cleaned to ensure that the entire affected area has been found and properly cleaned and disposed of.
Our crews are trained specifically in mold remediation, and will give you the best recommendation for your situation, as each situation differs.
To speak with one of our experienced inspectors call 805.427.6114