Having Your Home Inspected And Treated For Mold

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Having Your Home Inspected And Treated For Mold

If you are concerned that you have mold growing in your home, hiring a mold inspection service to come and check the structure is vital. Using a professional service to check your house for mold is the best way to find places that could be a problem in your home. 

Mold Inspections

When you hire a professional mold inspection service to come to your home and look for any signs of mold, the inspector will go over the entire house. If you have an area that you are particularly concerned about, let the inspector know so they can prioritize that area.

Often areas in the home's basement will have a potential for mold because they can be damp. If you have any moisture in the basement, the dark, moisture, and humidity can be a perfect recipe for mold and mildew to form. 

Under the roof rafters in your attic crawl space can be another area that needs checking. If you have a leak in your roof, the water seeping in has to go somewhere. Often it is absorbed by the wood and can cause rafter failure from rot while allowing mold to grow in your home.

Bathrooms and kitchens are also areas that can hold moisture and are subject to mold issues and should be checked carefully. There are many other dark places in the home that the inspector will check for you, and after the inspection is complete, they will let you know if there are any areas that need addressing. 

Mold Prevention

Mold prevention is not difficult, but it does mean ensuring you don't leave any standing water anywhere in your home. If you have leaks, they should be fixed right away and the area treated with a mold prevention spray that will kill off bacteria and stop mold from forming there.

Often, a pipe leak will damage a section of the wall. Restoring it means ripping out and replacing the damaged material, doing a mold inspection, and adding some mold prevention measures like using a spray inside the wall before rebuilding it. Any wood saturated with water should be removed and replaced with dry material. Still, the restoration service may need to wait until after mold remediation is done to make those repairs.

The mold inspection company that looks over your home also typically offers mold prevention and remediation if you need it. There are some specific laws and regulations concerning any mold that makes it safer to hire a service to deal with any mold found in the home. In some states, the law does not allow you to remove any mold, so check before you try and do any of the work yourself.

For more information, contact a company that does mold inspections, such as Sevee & Maher Engineers.

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