It may come to your surprise that with during our Mold Inspections we can find mold in almost any house or property. Mold is prevalent in Florida and thrives in our warm and humid environment.
Do I Have Mold?
Some mold problems are obvious – you can see it growing. Others are not so obvious. If you can see mold, or if there is a musty odor in your home, you probably have a mold problem. Areas that are wet, or have been wet due to flooding, leaky plumbing, leaky roofing, or areas that are humid (such as bathrooms and laundry rooms) are most likely to have mold growth.
“Molds have the potential to cause health problems and allergic reactions such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rash. If you already have a problem, act quickly, mold damages what it grows on, the longer it grows the more damage it can cause.”
— Christie Whitman, EPA Administrator
Locating The Mold
Visible mold growth may be found underneath wallpaper and baseboards, behind walls, or may be evident by discolored plaster or drywall. If you don’t have any observable mold, but are experiencing symptoms likely to be mold-induced, the mold could be growing in areas you can’t see, such as the ducts of a heating/cooling system. In this case, the only way to know if you have mold spores is to test.
If you have visible mold, we can conduct a swab test that can be analyzed to determine the molds that are present. Testing is the only way to determine if you have a mold problem and what type it is.
After the Affordable Inspector collects the samples from your home you will receive a comprehensive report from an EPA certified laboratory identifying the level and type of molds in your home in a comprehensive and easy to read report (additional charges will apply).