In an April 21 press release, Mold Inspection Sciences, a company in San Diego, California, announced the results of a survey it had given its clients, which asked the following question: "What concerns you most about mold?"
Let's take a look at the three most common answers they came across:
Buying new house with hidden mold issues – Becoming a homeowner is a huge commitment – both emotionally and financially – and the last thing people want to have to worry about is investing in a place that already has problems. This is why it's essential to hire a home inspection contractor who is trained to find mold and other potential issues.
Dealing with property damage that could be expensive to repair – Left untreated, this fungus can infest an area and require a significant amount of time and money to get rid of. Early detection is key to remedying the problem, so at the first sign of moisture or mold, it's a good idea to take action.
Getting sick from being exposed to the hazardous fungus – The source states that this was the number one response, and the main reason for having a professional conduct mold testing.
Data from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reveals that exposure to such mold can cause mild to severe health problems, particularly for people who already suffer from asthma and allergies. No matter what, it's not good to be in its presence on a daily basis. To make sure your residence or business isn't infested with black mold, contact a home inspection contractor to perform mold testing and determine if you're safe. These experts can also help you rid your home of the fungus quickly and effectively.