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Mold inspections are also referred to as mold assessments. A mold inspection is a process that will identify specifically the source of the moisture causing the mold growth and development plan to correct the issue and prevent it from reoccurring. There’s a little more to it than that which will be covered later.
Mold is one of mother nature’s way of breaking down organic matter. There are thousands of different species of mold that can be found in all of our environments. This includes in our homes, outside our homes, places where we shop, and even hospitals. For the most part dormant mold will not pose any health issues. The problem occurs when mold is exposed to certain levels of moisture. When enough moisture is present mold will begin to grow and reproduce. A part of the reproduction process is the production of mold spores. These spores can carry mycotoxins which can spread throughout our environments causing illnesses.
Moisture can show up from obvious sources such as roof leaks, plumbing leaks, leaking windows and exterior doors and now what we are all too well familiar with in the Houston area — floods. There are however lots of other sources of moisture that can stimulate mold growth that you may not think about. Mold inspections will help identify these issues. If the humidity in your house rises above 60% for an extended period of time that’s enough moisture to start mold growth. Think about all the appliances in your home that utilize water. There could be small leaks in any of those creating a mold problem that you that you don’t even know about. So if you live in the Houston to Galveston area be aware of any moisture related issues in your home or business.