If you’re buying a home, it’s a good idea to have a mold inspection. When mold and mildew are present, there’s likely to be damp air. This can cause many problems, such as structural damage and even health problems. It’s, therefore, a good idea to have a mold inspection before you buy.
If you’re looking to buy a home in Southern California, don’t hesitate to contact Reliant Home Inspection.
Adding a mold inspection service to your home inspection will help give you a better idea about the property’s condition. If you’re looking for a new home for your family, a mold inspection will help you decide whether or not you want to purchase the property.
Prevent Mold Exposure
If mold is present, this can cause serious problems, particularly if you or your family are exposed to toxic black mold. Mold can cause severe symptoms that are dangerous and can sometimes prove to be fatal. Young children, the elderly, or anyone who suffers from an autoimmune disease is particularly vulnerable when exposed to mold.
Symptoms include allergies and skin rashes, as well as cold-like symptoms. If Black mold is present serious respiratory infections can occur, and asthma, headaches, and chronic fatigue. In the worst cases, mold exposure can cause dangerous neurological problems and toxic mold syndrome.
Improve the Air Quality
A mold inspection can also help to improve air quality. When there is mold in a property, the spores will be airborne, which will decrease the air quality. This can cause breathing difficulties, particularly for people who already have asthma or allergies.
A mold inspector can test the air quality inside your home and determine whether there are mold spores. The company can then perform a mold inspection and look for signs of black mold or mold growth in the property. If mold is present, it can be tested to determine whether you’re at risk of toxic mold exposure.
Mold likes to grow in warm, moist areas. This means there’s likely to be unseen mold behind the walls, under floorboards, behind wallpaper, or surrounding plumbing fixtures. Properties that have suffered from water damage are more likely to have mold growing. This can cause issues with the property’s structures and insulation and even the home’s electrical wiring.
Repairing damage to building materials caused by mold can be quite an expensive undertaking. A mold inspection can help give you the knowledge that mold is present in the home and prevent severe structural damage from occurring.
Mold Inspection Services
If you’re looking to add a mold inspection to your home inspection in Southern California, don’t hesitate to contact Reliant Home Inspection. We can carry out a standard home inspection, indoor mold inspection, and sewer scope inspection.
For mold inspections, a minimum of two indoor and one outdoor control sample will be taken. A certified lab will then test these to check for elevated mold spores in your home.