Understanding mold in your home [Video]

Alban inspectors are trained to perform mold investigations and tests in your home. Why is mold an issue in the first place though?

One drawback of recently constructed energy efficient homes is that they don’t have as much airflow as a regular house. If a leak in the bathroom or basement occurs, the wet area is unable to dry out as quickly, supporting mold growth.

Although mold can be prevalent in new homes, it can also happen in older homes due to faulty water systems, closed-in spaces and aged home features such as wallpaper and flooring.

Mold may not seem like the worst thing to happen in a home, however it is extremely dangerous and can be deadly if left untreated. Mold can cause a range of health issues including respiratory problems, skin irritation, sore throat, nasal congestion and nervous system problems.

If these symptoms occur and there is no visible mold, it may be hidden, but its presence can be checked with a simple air test. 

With the right help, a mold infestation can often be remedied. Consult an Alban inspector today for more information.