7-low-resolution-for-web-png-1545240154
ferret.png

©Copyright 2019 by Mountain State Home Inspections, LLC.

Mold Information

  • What is MOLD?

    • Mold is a type of fungus that grows in our natural environment when exposed to excess water. Mold spores–tiny microscopic seeds–can be found virtually everywhere, including in homes. They waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually and can grow on home and building materials and furnishings. When mold spores land on a damp spot indoors, they may begin growing and digesting. When excessive moisture or water accumulates indoors, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or un-addressed. The key to preventing mold growth is to control moisture intrusion.

  • Do I need a Mold Inspection?

    • Mold inspections and testing aren’t always necessary, as some forms of mold can be taken care of with household cleaning products.

  • The reasons for a Mold inspection may be  requested is when one of the follow conditions are present:​
    • Recent Water Damage/ Flooding

    • Visible Growth

    • Strange Smell

    • Health Complications

    • Looking For Peace of Mind

    • Real Estate Transaction

  • The  Mold Inspection is a evaluation of your indoor air quality.

    • When indoor growth problems exist, they release thousands of spores into the air that have the potential to cause health problems. Without taking air samples, there is no way to determine how far this problem has spread. Most of the time when situations like the picture above exist, we see elevated levels throughout the entire floor of a home or business. In order to fix these air problems, extensive air cleaning needs to take place. You should also understand that the visible growth that you see is often only the tip of the iceberg. If you do not see anything, but are experiencing other symptoms of a mold problem you may be right in thinking there is a Mold issue.  Testing will provide the answer you need to decide whether Mold is the problem.

  • https://www.aaaai.org/global/nab-pollen-counts/western-region