Mold is a specific form of fungus consisting of microscopic organisms that can grow almost anywhere. There are a number of different varieties of mold including black, green, orange, purple, and white. In the outdoor world, mold plays a significant role in breaking down dead plant growth. Although we are exposed to harmless amounts, once it starts growing in damp areas of your home, it can become toxic and lead to numerous health issues. That is why it is essential to stay aware and keep your house safe from allergens and infections.
What to expect when getting a Mold Inspection
There are more than 400,000 varieties of mold known to science. However, there are only a dozen that are toxic and can lead to serious health issues. Florida Inspections Unlimited specializes in professional mold inspections throughout Broward County and South Florida. These inspections help to identify the presence of mold growing in a home and typically defines the extent of that growth. The professionals will take care of the various aspects of the inspection.
Furthermore, a mold inspection also identifies the type of mold growing in your home and the amounts of spores in the air that you could be breathing in. Consequently, the most reliable way to determine the nature and extent of the mold growing in your home is by calling Florida Inspections Unlimited and having one of our professionals come to your home and inspect it for the presence of mold and mold spores.
Basically, that which is visible is like the proverbial tip of the iceberg. This is because it grows under carpeting or flooring and within the walls of your home. Therefore, it takes thermographic imaging to detect where mold is growing and the amount of moisture is hidden within the structure of your home. If moisture levels have existed for a long period of time, you could be looking at extensive mold growth.
How to prevent Mold from growing in Your Home
In reality, if you have hidden moisture in the structure of your home, you probably have mold growing. If you want to prevent any further growth and the health issues that it can lead to, here are several suggestions for preventing any additional growth:
- Clean, disinfect, and dry any surface where mold can grow
- Dry wet materials immediately
- If you have a basement, monitor the ventilation
- Improve the air flow throughout your home
- Maintain a humidity level of 60% or less
- Repair pipe leaks and replace old pipes
- Vapor steam cleaning can be helpful
For more information or to schedule a mold inspection of your home contact Florida Inspections Unlimited today at 954-861-0666. We’ll be glad to help you get the needful done.