Mold isn’t a good thing to ignore when preparing to sell your home or purchase a home, or if you suspect the presence of mold in your current home. Besides the cosmetic problems with mold, it can cause long-term issues with your home and with your family’s health. Let the experienced mold inspection team at TLC Home Inspections determine whether mold is present in your Austin area home. We will provide you with a detailed report, complete with reliable action steps to remediate any issues. Here’s why you should be concerned.
1.Mold is a health hazard.
Although harmless in the wild, if black mold spores are trapped inside a home, they can cause serious health issues. Symptoms can vary from person to person, and can range from sneezing, coughing, and headaches to insomnia and depression. These symptoms may also worsen the longer the exposure persists; affected family members may get sicker over time.
2. Mold can be a sign of ongoing water damage.
Mold needs two things to grow: water and cellulose (fibers from wood). Thus, mold in a home may indicate an ongoing water leak. While the mold alone may not damage your home, water definitely will impact the structure of your home. A mold inspection will use a variety of tools to ascertain the presence of mold, and the potential root causes.
3. Mold will lower your property value.
Mold can easily spread throughout the house through the HVAC system. Even though mold won’t affect the structure of your home, it won’t make your home an easy sell. Buyers are turned off by the problems and possible causes of it.
Schedule a mold inspection.
The professional mold inspectors at TLC Home Inspections look for the root of the problem, so that you can stop the source of moisture in your home and subsequently stop the growth of mold. We follow a set of standards and protocols to ensure the quality of our test results. To schedule your mold inspection, contact the mold inspectors at TLC today by calling (512) 900-2191.