Apart from causing a great deal of damage to one’s home, mold can also be extremely damaging to a person’s health, especially those individuals who suffer with asthma and other respiratory conditions. Therefore, if a Broward mold inspection reveals a problem, it should be addressed as soon as possible. If you’ve never had a mold inspection before, here are 5 questions you should ask the mold inspector that visits your home:
How does mold form? Mold is a fungus that begins to form when the ceilings and walls of a home have gotten damp or moist. Moist surfaces are the ideal breeding ground that mold spores thrive on. It usually starts forming in winter when homes here in Florida are damp especially if there is a leakage problem in the ceiling. Asking the inspector this will give you a better understanding of mold and its behavior.
How does mold damage the home? There are a number of ways that mold can damage your home. It can affect your home’s appearance when it becomes visible on ceilings and walls. It can damage the internal structure by feeding on fabrics, glue, paper, and wood. Eventually, it will eat away the ceilings and walls. Knowing these things will make you more aware of the potential problems and help you understand how to take care of your home.
How do you get rid of mold? The only way to ensure that mold is removed is by calling a professional conduct a thorough mold inspection to detect the presence of it. If the inspection finds that there is a problem, a remediation service should be hired to remove it completely and properly.
How can mold be prevented? Since mold thrives on moisture, the prevention of mold starts with eliminating any moisture in the home. Any obvious moisture on surfaces should be dried off immediately and you should also prevent humidity in your home by keeping it slightly cooler indoors. Look for carpeting, clothing, rugs, towels, and other fabrics that may be damp.
How is mold a threat to our health and well-being? The presence of mold attracts a broad range of unwanted bacteria and insects (including dust mites) into our homes. This can be very harmful to people who are continually exposed to these issues. By itself, mold can cause health problems such as chest and throat irritation, continuous coughing, and skin irritations that cause allergies, infections, and irritations.
All of these hidden signs of mold can lead to health issues and need to be nipped in the bud. That is why it is important that you consider mold inspection if there are any signs of mold.
To learn more or to schedule a mold inspection for your Broward County home, contact Florida Inspections Unlimited at 954-861-0666.