Mold – the silent killer. We all know how dangerous mold can be in our homes, but so many of us aren't aware of how easy it can be to have a mold infestation without even knowing it's in our homes. Early warning signs can be a damp odor that starts presenting in your home, or dark spots forming on the walls or ceilings. If you have concerns that there is mold present in your home, a quick test will be able to find out for you so that you can get to removing it sooner rather than later – as always with these things, getting on top of it early helps to prevent it from spreading further and getting worse.
Depending on the moisture levels in the area that mold is present, it can spread incredibly fast. As it spreads, spores begin to circulate in the air that can be extremely hazardous when inhaled. These spores are detectable with a range of tests, Mold is actually present everywhere and there is a certain amount that is an acceptable level, but if our tests detect it above that threshold then we will let you know that your home will need some attention to deal with the mold outbreak.
Locating the Source
Our tests are able to detect spores in the air and can help us to locate the source of the mold. Generally, the cause is a leaking pipe or water valve that is hidden behind a wall or in a cupboard, because they are out of sight they can spread quickly without you detecting it, leaving you with an expensive repair bill to have it removed. The moment you contact our team about mold concerns we act quickly to come out and inspect it so that it can be detected early and prevent further spread of the mold.
Ok so we've found some deadly mold in the walls or ceilings of your home, what next? Depending on the size of it, sometimes a simple clean up can be required to get rid of it, but if the outbreak is particularly bad and it's a dangerous type of mold, more serious actions can be required. In extreme cases, specialized contractors may need to be contacted to isolate the contamination and rebuild that section of your home with new building materials. Mold is a serious issue that requires serious responses, if you have any suspicions you might have some, act quickly to get on top of it.
Knowing how serious mold can be, it's important to get ahead of it, if your home gets quite humid throughout the year, it may be worth taking actions to prevent any outbreaks in the future. When we inspect your home we can tell you the likely areas you might find mold and ways to help prevent them, we can also work with your tradesmen to find products that will stop mold from forming in your homes wet or dry areas.