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Is Mold Inspection Required Before Remediation?

Mold in your home is a very serious issue that you should take every precaution to prevent. Children, elderly people, and those with preexisting respiratory issues are especially at risk of mold exposure. Breathing in or touching mold can set off allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to it.

Mold is a very common problem that affects around 70% of households. Mold growth occurs when moisture is present; the water gives the mold the optimum conditions it needs for growth. Mold spores are already in the air around us and are literally just floating around. Problems happen when the spores land somewhere in your home where there is also water accumulation. This includes simple things like: dampness, humidity from heaters, leaks, or from poor ventilation. In this environment, the spores grow and thrive and accumulate. If they are not discovered or removed, they will spread, very quickly, throughout your whole home. Especially in damp places like the basement, drywall, kitchen, and plumbing areas. If you suspect that you have mold, or you have visible confirmation, you need to make the decision whether to call a mold specialist to carry out a mold inspection, or whether to call mold remediation services to come and perform mold removal. If the presence of mold is visible or you can smell it, then an inspector is not necessary to confirm its presence and you can call in mold remediation services.

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Is Mold Inspection Always Needed?

Mold is not always visible, if you suspect that you may have a problem with mold growth, then getting a mold inspection performed can confirm the presence of mold and also determine the extent of the mold growth within your home. A Mold specialist can also determine the type of mold, there are some types that are dangerous for your family’s health, in particular black mold.

If you detect mold or it is confirmed from an inspection, it is necessary to get it removed professionally as it can affect your health, and the longer it is allowed to grow the further it will spread within your home. Contact us at Vanguard Mold Removal, our professionals are specialists in mold inspections and mold remediation. If you have a problem with mold, our mold removal specialists will take care of it.

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