What Homeowner’s Can Expect with a Mold Inspection

A home mold inspection can be done using a DIY kit, or using a professional mold testing service. If you decide to go the DIY route, begin with a visual inspection around the sinks, windows and water lines for mold and moisture. You can buy also a cheap  moisture meter, which can be found in most home improvement stores, they will detect for any moisture present. Plus, you can also detect for mold using other methods, you can, for instance, smell an odor emanating from your ducts and vents. Ducts that house mold are dangerous, as they spread mold spores throughout a house.

A standard home inspection kit, though, does not always show mold issues. Most real estate brokers will advise a separate inspection before a house is purchased. Real estate law, however, will vary from region to region, and not every state requires a seller to real any mold issues. Plus, most homeowner’s insurance only provide limited coverage against mold damage.

Professional inspections are not that expensive and will provide much more access with a thorough inspection, which you are unable to do yourself. An inspector uses a thermal imager in order to detect moisture. A thorough mold inspection also includes a leak detection and air quality analysis, humidity testing, and all drainage evaluations. Some will  also use fiber-optic cameras to look within wall cavities.

It’s also not uncommon to see some mold within a bathroom, this can be seen and kept under control by cleaning it using bleach and water. However, more heavy mold infections will need an EPA fungicide. Plus, you will need to take steps to ensure that mold does not grow back, this is done by removing the moisture source, which allowed it to grow in the first place.

Call Lifespan Systems Inc. at (844) 640-5702 today. We are located in Lakeside, MT.

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