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The Mold Girl is a mold inspection company in Charleston, SC that provides mold inspection services for homes and businesses throughout South Carolina. If you need a mold inspection due to a real estate transaction or due to health concerns, give us a call today!
Many times there are multiple issues going on in a home that lead to mold growth. Active or old leaks or just high humidity can cause mold to grow. Sometimes the source is hidden behind walls or cabinets. It is crucial to eliminate any – and all – sources of water intrusion before the next steps are taken. Call The Mold Girl Today!
TOP 5 REASONS TO GET A MOLD INSPECTION
FEELING SICK AT HOME
You may notice that while in the home, you don’t feel yourself, or actually even experience headaches or allergy type symptoms. You may be fine, but visitors or a family member complains of health problems. Sometimes people have reactions after contact with a specific piece of furniture! Often people have even more serious reactions when mold is present, those with asthma, for example.
Odors that seem musty or noxious in other ways can indicate the presence of mold. That is because as mold eats and digests organic material, it releases MVOCs or microbial Volatile Organic Compounds.
Mold is a living organism, and as such, needs water to survive. Anytime there is – as has been – water present, there is a possibility of mold growth. Even excess moisture in the air can give enough sustenance for mold to thrive.
BUYING A HOME
Typical home inspectors do not look for mold. They may indicate active water leaks but stop there. Mold growth may be hidden behind walls, furniture, or the ceiling. It would be wise to have the peace of mind that goes with a mold inspection of your potential home. A mold inspector will know where to look and what samples to take, as well as look for any sign of prior or current water intrusion.
SELLING A HOME
Many buyers do not request a mold inspection. But you may choose to have a home inspection done and offer the report to a potential buyer. Your house may sell sooner, as the buyer has more confidence in your having taken care of the home. This would be more important if there are signs of prior water damage in the home.