Professional Mold Testing
There are a number of little things to look out for when purchasing a new home. Normally the things to consider includes such things as location, wiring, the condition of the house itself, and several other factors. One of these factors that the home buying public is becoming more concerned with is mold.
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Mold Testing & Why It's Important
Mold in your home can threaten the safety and health of you and your loved ones. Many times, Arkansas homeowners are unaware of the silent threat growing behind their walls and in places where they can’t see. That is why Above All Else Home Inspections, LLC, offers high-quality and accurate mold testing. Our team has the equipment and experience necessary to provide a thorough and complete inspection of your home, which can give you the peace of mind you need.
There are different types of mold that can grow in a home, and the owner may be completely unaware it’s happening. Mold can affect one’s health, but it can also affect the structural integrity of your home. It’s important to know if there is a problem you should address immediately for the sake of your family and the investment you made in your home.
At Above All Else Inspections, LLC, we proudly offer mold testing in the Northwest Arkansas area. We know that the safety of your family is important.
Where Could Mold Be?
Mold could be anywhere there is moisture in a poorly vented area. Mold is a problem in places where there was flooding, a busted pipe, a leak and other home-repair issues involving water. Mold typically grows in dark and poorly ventilated spaces, which often means it could be growing unnoticed for a significant period of time. After a moisture issue, it is essential to properly dry and clean the area or it could come back.
Our team can quickly locate a mold problem in your home. If you had any moisture issues, every affected area needs to be carefully looked over by an experienced and knowledgeable mold inspector. If you have had mold issues in the past, it is also prudent to have regular inspections of potential problem areas where mold could come back. Allowing mold to grow unchecked can be costly to fix, and it can be inconvenient to completely remediate the area. Catching it early is crucial.
There are many different types of mold that can occur in a home and lead not only to structural damage, but some health concerns as well. Mold is difficult to find in many homes as it grows exclusively in dark and moist areas that are usually hidden somewhere in the structural areas of the home such as attics and basements. By the time mold shows up in the actual living areas, chances are that it is all through the home.
One of the most likely places for mold to form is anywhere that moisture is improperly vented. Another area of concern is if a home has ever flooded and was not completely or properly cleaned and dried after. Leaky plumbing and basement crawlspaces are other likely candidates. Mold testing can help let you know if your home is safe.
Mold can be a difficult thing to completely get rid of as the only thing it needs to continue growth is an organic material such as wood, and moisture. Both of these items are usually abundant in any home. The most likely was that moisture finds its way into the home is through faulty or leaky roofs and foundations. Both of these areas should be checked over by an experienced mold inspector on a fairly regular basis if there is any worry of mold beginning to grow, or if there has been mold in the past. Mold can be an expensive problem to deal with so be pro-active about looking for it, it can save you money in the long run. That is why mold testing is very important.
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A potential mold problem should be addressed immediately. Whether you have a moisture problem or have had mold in the past, Above All Else Home Inspections, LLC, can help you target problem areas and decide how to move forward to fix them. If you suspect there could be an issue, contact our office at 479-381-1878 to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. We proudly serve the entire Northwest Arkansas area, including all of Benton and Washington counties.
If you are interested in mold testing you can use our contact page and we’ll be glad to answer any questions you may have.
You can get more information from the CDC about “MOLD” here.