The Top 5 Facts About Mold Inspections & Mold Removal

Every house has mold

Not all molds can have harmful health effects

Most mold problems in the home can be prevented

The key to solving any mold problem is identifying and correcting the water sources

A pre-settlement Mold Assessment can save you money and reduce the risk for litigation


Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. There is no practical way to eliminate all mold growth and mold spores in the indoor environment. The way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture. If mold is a problem in your home, you must clean up the mold and eliminate all problem sources of moisture. Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
Reduce indoor humidity to 30-50% to decrease mold growth by:
    
Venting bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture generating sources to the outside using air conditioners and
     dehumidifiers to increase ventilation using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning.
Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely.  Absorbent materials that are moldy,
such as ceiling tiles, may need to be replaced. Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation. In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation). Molds can be found almost anywhere. They can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.

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New Jersey Mold Inspections & South Jersey Mold Testing

 

Mold Inspections and Mold Testing throughout your home or business is a must. Mold, and most

commonly Black Mold creates the most common indoor air quality complaint - from the smell of

"mildew" to the adverse health effects of fungal spores. For most home-owners and home-buyers,

the principle environmental concern is mold: And mold can cause serious damage to your property.

You may want to call for a mold inspection or for mold testing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

New Jersey or Southern New Jersey if you have any of the following issues:

 

  1. Is there a musty smell in your home or building?
  2. Are there visible signs of water damage anywhere?
  3. Has the building ever suffered a leaking basement?
  4. Has the building ever suffered a roof leak?
  5. Has the building ever suffered a plumbing leak?
  6. Has the building ever suffered a sink or sewer overflow?
  7. Has the building ever suffered other water problems?

 

 

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