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Inspecting for Molds

New homes are always a motivation for us to always tidy up our space and keep every corner immaculate, but with its age also comes less attention when it comes to maintenance needs, which often leads to bacteria and fungi like mold to start growing and multiplying without you knowing until they have multiplied significantly enough to warrant attention and solution from you. These molds are not only unsightly when they grow on areas easily seen, but may also spread spores in the air, which can be unknowingly inhaled and case illnesses among susceptible individuals, which is why mold growth should not be overlooked and underestimated like most of us do.

Molds, belonging in the fungal specie, typically start to grow in dark and moist corners, with black, green, or both colors, which makes them often unnoticeable, since they love dark corners, until they have multiplied significantly. Outside in corners and surfaces that are often continuously wet and moist, which can make path ways more slippery when wet, and inside often in hidden corners that are dark and moist like under the sink or in corners of the bathroom and in between tiles.

Molds are also known to slowly consume and disintegrate the material it is growing on, like it does with food, and although many people try to just use a convenient kit for testing mold presence in their homes, hiring professionals to inspect your home properly and thoroughly is still better since it leaves no stones unturned, especially if you do not feel sure about what to do or how to start the process yourself. This must be considered for health reasons as well since molds can diffuse their spores in the air and possibly trigger allergic reactions or asthmatic attacks without even your knowledge of the actual cause.

Professional inspection for molds are also efficient at identifying hidden growth like those inside walls, ceilings and even under the floor tiles, and help in determining the type of mold by collecting samples for proper analysis in testing labs, since there are molds that may be harmful and molds that normally grow on wood without causing harm to the structure. Potential problems in plumbing are also a usual cause of mold growth, which inspectors can also help you with to identify so it can be resolved as soon as possible, including treatments and steps you can use in the future to avoid regrowth once all molds are removed.

These qualified inspectors can also be hired for commercial purposes in buildings or offices where inspection for molds can be a challenge, or for inspecting properties listed in the market for selling before they can be purchased.

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