Let’s Talk About Mold

If you’re worried that you have a mold problem (because of persistent odors or discoloration on walls and floors) that may require remediation or removal, we can survey the condition of your home and assess the situation and advise you on what requires remediation and how. We will even give you a indication of the costs involved to remediate the areas affected. 

We know where to look for the sources of mold and can take samples of your air and specimens of surface discoloration to determine the extent and type of mold that may be present.

In some cases we may identify mold immediately without an outside lab. Getting you answers quickly is one way that we help you solve your mold problems, and even just knowing the type and extent of mold damage can give you peace of mind.

Poor ventilation, roof leaks, pipe leaks, storage or improper drainage, and mechanical failure of ventilation systems are all common but significant contributors to home interior mold growth. Many of these problems can be solved relatively easily, and sometimes, simple repairs will help to prevent or halt further mold propagation.

 

Why does mold occur?

Mold Issues:
For many of us, our home is our biggest asset.  It’s also where we spend the biggest part of our time — eating, playing, working, and raising a family.
If your home has any of the following water related construction problems, including strange odors, you should contact a mold inspection company to perform a professional investigation.

Mold Odor:
You may have a mold problem in your home if you are smelling musty, moldy, or other unpleasant, dank odors.

Roof Leaks and Mold:
Damaged, old, poorly installed or maintained roofs can lead to roof leaks and mold and other water related problems in a structure.

Poor Landscape Grading:
An often overlooked source of water intrusion is improper exterior grading around the structure.  Ground that slopes towards (rather than away from) a structure’s exterior or perimeter walls call allow water intrusion from rain and/or irrigation. 

Dampness and your Foundation:
Poor ventilation of the crawlspace, cracks in the foundation, support beams contacting the soil, and rising dampness can all impact the foundation and lead to moisture intrusion and mold in the structure.

Plumbing Leaks and Damaged Fixtures:
A good many plumbing leaks are obvious.  However, many more are difficult to detect and can go undetected for a considerable time.  These types of leaks, no matter how small, can lead to serious water intrusion and mold.  Hidden water problems can lead to hidden mold & bacteria issues.  Bathtubs, toilets, and sinks must be in good working order, well caulked, and crack free.  These bathroom and kitchen fixtures are one of the leading causes of hidden water.


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