There is more to the Mold Inspectors job that meets the eye. Many think of mold inspection as a process that they need to go through because they’ve discovered a mold issue. Most of these times, mold inspection seems more like an emergency than doing a regular home maintenance task. Prevention can be KEY in a mold situation, so its time to flip the thinking and look at mold inspection in a different light.
Sometimes, upon inspection, it is determined that there is no concerning mold issue in the home. Contrary to popular belief, this doesn’t mean that everything is OK in the home and we walk away giving that client a clean bill of health. Mold inspection is a thorough job that takes us into attics, basements, bathrooms and other crawlspaces in homes. While mold may not be the problem we find, it is common to run into other issues that send up red flags that this home has the potential for mold growth. These issues need to be explained in detail to homeowners or business owners so that they can understand the risks, as well as learn prevention tips so that we won’t be coming back to this same home down the line.
- Improper Draining Around Home – Indicates the need for diverters on downspouts and possible landscaping concerns
- Humidity – Humidity in that space needs to be controlled and reduced to prevent the growth of mold. Dehumidifiers can help
- Leaks – Mold loves moisture, so securing up any leaks in pipes or from the roof will keep the moisture out
- Carpeting – In bathrooms, basements and other damp areas carpet holds in moisture and stays wet, remove carpeting from these areas
Knowing what to do to prevent mold growth is just as important as knowing what to do when you have mold in the home. That’s why with HNST Mold Inspections you can bet you aren’t just getting a Mold Inspection, you’re getting information, tips and reducing your risk for mold growth.