WHAT IS INDOOR AIR QUALITY?
Mold needs moisture to grow. Mold can grow on cloth, carpets, leather, wood, sheet-rock,insulation and on human foods when moist conditions exist. (Gravesen et al., 1999) Mold can have an impact on human health, depending on the nature of the mold species involved; the metabolic products being produced by these mold species; the amount and duration of the individual’s exposure to mold parts or products; and the specific susceptibility of those exposed. Indoor spaces that are wet and have organic materials that mold can use as a food source can and
do support mold growth. Mold spores or fragments that become airborne can expose people indoors through inhalation or skin contact.
Our new homes today are more airtight than ever. This also means that they will retain moisture inside the house, inside the walls and inside the air ducts. This moisture comes from different sources such as cooking, showers, laundry, leaks through roofs, ceilings and windows, flawed landscaping, natural disasters, poorly managed HVAC systems, improperly installed sprinkler systems, and damaged building materials and faulty construction, to name a few sources.
WHY IS HAVING AN MOLD INSPECTION SO IMPORTANT?
We realize that your family is extremely important to you. Naturally, you also want to ensure that your hard-earned investment is properly secured. Make sure that trained, experienced professionals conduct your mold inspection. It is far more cost-effective and sensible to take precautionary and preventative measures today, rather than later on down the road. It increases the value of your home! You now have a full investigative report, along with certified laboratory results stating that your property is free from biological growth and contaminants.
WHAT IS HIDDEN MOLD?
In certain cases, indoor mold growth may not be apparent. Mold spores can be present in the air, yet remain invisible. Only air samples taken by trained professionals can uncover and pinpoint contaminated areas. Mold may be growing on hidden surfaces, such as the backside of dry wall, wallpaper, paneling, on top of ceiling tiles, under carpets and pads, under the tile floors and even inside of walls.