Where Does Mold Grow?
You can find mold and mildew everywhere, like in the caulking of your shower or in the clothes that have been sitting in the washer for too long. But in reality, the most important issue is the type and extent of fungi. A residential mold inspector will personally explore every nook and cranny of your house, keeping an eye out for damp or wet conditions, low air circulation and humidity. We check inside and beneath cabinets, in the corners of the bathrooms, beneath your sinks and tubs, and anywhere else that mold tends to flourish. Mold also grows in harder to reach places such as the backside of drywall, above ceiling tiles, and below carpet, so it’s important to have a thorough mold inspection in order to find all of it.
Some common areas in the home that you'll find mold are: the kitchen, HVAC units, bathroom, basement, attic, ceiling, insulation, roof leaks, and air duct areas.
Should I be Concerned About Mold in My Home?
Yes. If indoor mold contamination is extensive, it may cause very high airborne spore exposures. People who are exposed may develop allergies to the mold, as well as other health problems. If an allergy to the mold develops, common symptoms including coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath and eye, nose or throat irritation. Other health issues that are commonly experienced include brain fog, memory problems, fatigue, cramping, and numbness. In some cases, medical attention may be required. Mold contamination often remains undetected until health symptoms appear, so mold testing and inspection is recommended to keep your loved ones healthy and safe.
Additionally, mold growth can damage your home’s carpet, walls, paintings, and more. If left untreated, mold growth can eventually cause expensive structural damage to your home.
How Much Does Mold Inspection Cost?
The cost of mold inspection and testing can vary depending upon a few factors, including the location and size of the property. Most major insurance companies will cover the fees associated with mold inspections, mold testing, and mold remediation.
Give us a call today for a free mold consultation and we’ll be happy to give you a quote and answer any questions or concerns that you may have.