What do I do if I find mold?
Contact a professional to perform a mold inspection to determine if there are other areas in your home that have mold. After the inspection, have a mold remediator/restoration company properly remove/treat the mold. Check our Preferred Vendors for a trusted contractor. Contact us to schedule a mold inspection!
Where does mold come from?
Moisture in your home - a small leak from your roof in your attic, a dripping valve under a sink, clogged condensate line in your AC, moisture seeping into your basement, etc.
I don't see mold, but it smells musty/odd/strange - what should I do?
Contact a professional to conduct a mold test. You can also have a mold inspection performed to determine if there are other areas in your home that have mold.
What are symptoms of mold exposure?
Common symptoms include runny nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion, itchy eyes, headaches, and asthma-like symptoms. There can also be long-term effects such as fatigue, rashes, joint pain, pneumonia, etc.
Can I test for mold myself?
Yes, but...home test kits leave a large margin for error - incorrect use of kit, inaccurate testing/collection, etc. Mold testing is best left for the professionals who use high end equipment to properly collect and analyze the samples.
Can I remove the mold myself?
Yes, but...again, for the health of you and your family it is better left to professionals who will treat the mold thoroughly and properly.
How do I prevent mold in the future?
Moisture prevention/control. Mold cannot grow without moisture. This includes water penetration from the exterior, drains, valves, condensate line, roof, basement, etc. Contact us to schedule a consultation!
An example of mold in a home during one of our home inspections. You can see several areas across the drywall that are affected.