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The Importance Of Mold Inspection Services For Any Home

Posted in Blog | Mold Inspection on November 4th, 2013 by Hunter Adams

Mold growth is a common problem inside homes, schools and business, with some estimates saying as many as a quarter of all homes in the United States suffer from mold infestations. Toxic mold can produce or exacerbate a number of serious health conditions, which is why detecting and treating it are so important.

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Mold growth is encouraged by dampness. In some climates, dampness is a common problem simply because of high humidity or frequent precipitation. Water leaks and flooding can also provide the necessary moisture to encourage mold growth.

Health Hazards Associated With Mold Exposure

Exposure to certain types of mold can cause residents to experience a whole host of health problems. Some of the more common conditions are sore throat and congestion, coughing, and eye and even skin irritation. If someone has an allergic reaction to the mold, these symptoms can be far more severe.

People who already suffer from respiratory problems or who have a compromised immune system can get a major infection in the lungs from exposure to mold, but even healthy people have been shown to suffer from coughing and wheezing after exposure. Some studies have linked mold exposure in children to the risk of developing asthma, especially those who are already genetically susceptible to it.

Mold in the home is usually found on walls and floors, or in the ceiling and under carpets−any place that is exposed to moisture. Sometimes it can grow inside ductwork associated with the central heating and air conditioning system.

Although home owners can sometimes identify a mold problem by the appearance of small black spots on porous surfaces in the house, in many cases it grows without anyone being aware of it. Mold behind walls, under the carpet, in the ductwork or in crawl spaces can go completely undetected. Sometimes a home is infested that otherwise looks completely clean.

Unfortunately, mold that is allowed to grow unchecked can become a literal catastrophe for the property owner. If it gets into the structure of the building, it might even be impossible to treat. It is better to check for it and deal with it early.

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