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Mold is the single most common byproduct of any sort of water damage event. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most damaging and long lasting problems. Mold shows up quickly, within 72 hours, unless the water damage has been properly remediated. It spreads rapidly, and can soon become almost impossible to successfully remediate. What's worse, there are more than 300 different types of mold, any one of which may present some serious threats to your health and the health of your family.

You may not be sure whether or not you home has mold, but there are a few ways to tell. If there is a musty smell in your home, that is a good sign that there is some level of water damage somewhere. If the water damage has been there for an extended period, it's a pretty good bet that mold is there as well. Also, if you find yourself experiencing allergic reactions primarily when you are spending time in your home, that is another good sign of the presence of mold. Mold typically triggers reactions like sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes, and runny nose. None of these are suspect on their own, but if the only time you experience them is when you are at home, the time has come to suspect mold.

There are other times to have a mold inspection as well, such as in the aftermath of a flood event. Flood waters can easily result in water damage to your wall cavities, prime areas for mold growth. Dark, moist spaces are custom made for mold growth, so any flood repair and restoration work should include a mold inspection.

Any type of moisture intrusion may be a starting point for mold. If you discover a water leak that has some age on it (i.e. it's been leaking for a while), then you should examine the area for signs of mold. Remember that water can flow for a considerable distance before settling, so do not confine your search to just the area where the leak is located.

If you have already seen mold, consider that this may not be the only infestation. Mold reproduces by way of spores, and any disruption of the mold may release spores into the air which may conceivably land and start new growths in other places. Once you begin dealing with multiple mold sources, this indicates a very serious mold problem, and mold remediation procedures should be undertaken at once.

Musty smells are clear mold indicators, and an investigation may be needed to determine the source of the odor. Keep in mind that due to advances in construction techniques, new homes may sit vacant for extended periods, trapping in any moisture and subsequent mold. Even new homes may have those musty smells and require a mold inspection and treatment. Mold inspections may also save home buyers money before they invest in an expensive home inspection.

Any remediation process should have proper documentation, as this may be a valuable selling tool in the future, as well as being useful for insurance claims as well as general peace of mind. Many home owners will invest in a mold inspection before they list their home on the market, since this allows them to fix any issues before entering into any sales negotiations.

Hurricanes and tropical storms inflict major damage on homes in their path. Mold inspections are advised in the aftermath of these storms to make sure and catch any potential mold damage problems before they have the chance to grow and multiply. Vacation homes should be inspected yearly in any event since they sit unoccupied for so long. You do not want moisture issues to go unaddressed for three or four months.
Landlords may also utilize mold inspections prior to leasing their property. This is typically done to protect both the landlord and tenant from liability for mold problems. More than one apartment occupant has moved in only to discover mold present. It may be extremely difficult to have these problems properly addressed without previous agreement.

Allergies that are triggered while in the structure may be a dead giveaway to the presence of mold. Mold tends to aggravate allergic conditions, and treating those conditions with medication will only put a band aid on the problem. The mold problem will need to be identified and addressed in order to fully remediate the problem.

If you have young children or elderly adults living in your home, they will be at increased risk for mold problems, namely because their immune systems are underdeveloped. Mold inspections are an excellent first step in creating a healthier living environment. Healthy living is a factor for many people, and mold inspections are a vital step in the process when it comes to crafting the healthiest possible living conditions in your home.

Your local Clean Trust certified mold inspector can provide a comprehensive analysis of your home, detailing any and all points of concern, as well as recommended course of action for proper remediation procedures. All work is backed by the restoration industry's most comprehensive guarantee.

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