The Importance of Mold Testing

Mold Inspection Importance For Proper Mold Remediation

People question why do they need to do mold testing on their home? The question that should be asked why you should be getting your home tested for mold. People often fail to realize the health issues that come with mold. The logic that they have is that where there is moisture, there will be mold. However, mold can cause a number of long term problems that come to fruition at the end of the day. For example how can this mold cause you to have long term health issues?

Mold can cause health issues due to it being a fungus based life form. Symptoms can include but not limited, sinus congestion, respiratory problems, throat irritation, skin rash, and headaches. Under respiratory problems mold spores can cause asthma attacks, allergic reactions and sinus congestion. Even though the mold does not cause this conditions to appear, but it does affect how they exist. Another way that mold effects the respiratory system is that if there is a high exposure amount of mold, then there is a significantly higher chance for infections and bronchitis. Also, mold can affect people who are hypersensitive to mold spores which can result in asthmatic episodes, or severe allergy attacks. Because of the health issues taking care of the issue of mold sooner rather than later, especially when trying to sell your property.

When going to sell your property one of your primary concerns is getting the most value out of your home. However, what can derail a defect in the home is that if there is something wrong with the home itself. Mold is an issue that many buyers are concerned about in older properties, but it also should be a concern in new properties as well. Mold in older properties is often found in the basement of the home, due to it being damp because of the lack of insulation. The opposite case is found in new homes however. In new homes the house is too well constructed to allow it to breath so the air from the outside becomes trapped in the home which causes mold to feed on the dry wall in combination with the moisture.

In the long term it can affect a number of issues that matter to your health and your financial well-being. The health aspects of mold can result in you or your family members becoming sick and thereby cost you money in doctor's visits or time off of work. All of the following factors call for the reason of doing a proper mold test and using a licensed remediation company to do the work.

When testing for mold you should use an industrial hygienist or mold home inspector rather than a remediation company. A conflict of interest can occur when using the same company to both test and remove the mold.

SI Restoration is a professional and reputable mold remediation company that removes mold and mildew from homes and businesses in Maryland and Washington DC.

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:35 by mindgrub

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