Mold Inspection Miramar, FL
Inspections of mold are done when you suspect that you may have mold in your home or your home experienced water damage. These are two reasons why a mold inspection must be done. But a mold inspection can also be done for other reasons. Below we will take a look at those reasons.
What is mold?
Molds can be described as a type of fungi that produces long tube-like structures called hyphae, and as these grow they develop hairy-looking masses called colonies. Based on growth conditions and the type of mold, these colonies can vary in appearance in terms of shapes, textures, sizes, and colors. Mold colonies can also contain tens of thousands of tiny structures called spores. Spores help the molds reproduce. Spores also assist the mold to survive under harsh conditions such as lack of food or moisture. These spores also help the mold to spread. Mold requires a food source such as wood, suitable temperature, and moisture to grow.
When should a mold inspection be done?
As we already know, a mold inspection is important when you see mold, smell something funny in your home or when your home has had recent water damage. But there are some more reasons why you could call us, you are buying a new home and you want to be sure that there is no mold in your home. Buying a home is a huge investment and you do not want to buy a mold problem! We can carry out a mold inspection before you make the purchase. You should also get an inspection done when you or your family keep getting sick for reason. When a baby is expected in the family, a mold inspection is a good idea as infants are more susceptible to getting sick from mold. Another reason is that you may be moving into an older home, and are not sure if it was ever damaged by water and had mold problems and if everything was sorted out correctly, a mold inspection should be done. One of the final reasons to do a mold inspection is just to give you peace of mind that your home is safe for your family.
No matter the reason for your call to us, we will always assist you with a mold inspection and testing in your home. When you schedule your appointment with us we will do a visual inspection of your home and then carry out tests to determine if there is mold in your home, these tests are then sent to a laboratory for further testing. The results will also be sent to you. Our home inspectors know where to look for any mold and we guarantee you that a thorough mold inspection will be done. If mold is found, we will immediately advise you on what needs to be done to get your home safe again.
How to prevent mold
Keep your home well ventilated at all times. Clean to prevent mold; mold cannot grow in clean dry places. Make sure your home gets enough light, as mold cannot grow in ultraviolet light, and having your curtains open to allow light in can prevent mold growth; as mold thrives in dark places.