Mold is everywhere – both indoors and outdoors. It’s a naturally-occurring fungus that can enter your home through open doorways, vents, and windows, or attach to clothing, shoes, or pets and then carried indoors. If you think your home has a mold problem, contact the mold inspection experts at TLC Home Inspections, LLC online, or call (512) 900-2191.
Mold Causes Illness
Once indoors and attached to a damp environment, mold can cause serious health problems. For people who are sensitive to mold, molds can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People with mold allergies, who are immune-compromised, or who have chronic lung diseases, may have more severe reactions.
Finding and Removing Mold
Mold grows in places with lots of moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows well on organic materials, such as paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood. It can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery. Keeping moisture at bay and having good ventilation are keys to preventing mold growth in your home.
Ask for a Mold Inspection
Because mold is a severe health hazard, we highly recommend that you include a mold inspection as part of any home inspection. With a mold inspection from TLC Home Inspections, you can be sure that you are doing your part to protect your home and loved ones from the dangers of mold. Our process thoroughly analyzes and tests for mold both indoors and outdoors. We’ll do a visual assessment of your home, take samples of the air, and swab surfaces if necessary. You’ll get a report of our recommendations as quickly as possible.