Every homeowner should be concerned about the mold in their home.

But before you panic too much, remember that mold can be found everywhere (and not just on the jar of pasta sauce in the back of your fridge.) Mold is in the air, on plants, in food - it can be on nearly any organic, living substance. Mold can also enter the home through a variety of ways - dog's feet, kid's backpacks, HVAC vents - everything has the potential to carry around mold spores.

With that said - it's important to know that while every building has some amount of mold, you need to know if your home has excess mold. Extensive indoor mold can cause allergies, irritations, asthma or other serious health concerns, even if you're not typically sensitive to air pollutions. In addition to health concerns, excessive mold in the home can cause structural damage to your interior and exterior, as well as harm your furniture and flooring.

Testing Your Home for Mold

We offer mold inspections where we'll visually examine the most likely areas around your home to grow mold. We then take air samples of the indoors and outdoors and determine whether the number of spores of mold inside of your home is significantly higher than the number of mold spores outside your home. If your indoor mold level is higher, it means mold could be growing inside your home.

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Removing Mold From your Home

To remove the mold from your home, you need to identify the moisture area from which it's growing. Some easy targets include humidifiers, leaky roofs, bath tubs, potted plants, indoor clothes racks, dryer exhaust pipes, or any location there has been flooding. Remember that mold is everywhere and forms on organic matter. So, you'll need to identify the moisture area that's allowing for excess mold spores and then clean it up.

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Mold Tests for Home Sellers

Home buyers are going to be concerned about mold levels in the home, among many other factors. Mold can even be found in new homes. A mold inspection can put your mind at ease and alert you if you have a mold problem in your home. Plus, a mold problem can dramatically impact the resale value. Adding a mold inspection to your pre-listing inspection will give you a signed report from an expert that you can present to the buyer and show you home doesn't have mold concerns.

If you do have excessive mold, you can get that area cleaned up before potential buyers tour your property and consider purchasing.

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