South Florida Quality Mold Inspections
Nearly everyone has had to deal with mold or mildew at least once in their lifetime. Whether it’s a small patch that is easily ignored or a large outbreak that needs immediate attention, mold can be a hassle as well as a potential health hazard. National Home Inspection & Mold Services is specially trained and certified in mold inspections to look for mold on surfaces and in the air. We use state of the art equipment and the most up to date techniques to help find and combat any mold in your South Florida residential or commercial property.
Why is Mold Dangerous?
Mold in your house, condo, or office is not only an eye and nose sore but can also cause significant damage to your belongings as well as your health. But even when the mold cannot be seen by the naked eye at all, it can still cause significant consequences to people of all ages. In addition, the spores can leave the affected area and enter the air, meaning that you don’t have to have direct contact with the mold patch in order to be effected by it.
The following are the most common symptoms of mold exposure:
- Throat irritation
- Difficulty breathing
- Persistent cough
Depending on your preexisting health, other symptoms may occur. If an individual’s immune system is already compromised or if the mold exposure has gone on for an extended period of time, the symptoms may be worse. Children, the elderly, and those with breathing difficulties may also experience symptoms related to asthma.
What Causes Mold?
Mold thrives in warm, damp environments or any place where water has accumulated. Water from a flood or a leak can be catalysts for a mold infestation. Any area with low ventilation and poor lighting can also see a potential increase in mold growth. Any buildup of biological material, such as oils and hair in the bathroom or food particles in the kitchen, can increase the chances of mold growth. The South Florida Region with its warm and wet climate is the perfect environment for mold to take hold.
The Mold Inspections Process
- Visual Inspection: Our inspection process begins with a visual examination of your residential or commercial property. This is a great way to get an idea of potential trouble spots and to locate some patches quickly and easily.
- Thermal Imaging: This advanced technique reveals mold buildup or risky spots that a visual inspection could not identify. This is done by detecting very small differences in temperature. Everything in your home has a thermal signature and when it is compromised by mold, mildew, or moisture our equipment can detect the differences so that we can further investigate. Thermal imaging technology is non-invasive so it doesn’t damage your walls, wiring, or loved ones.
- Air Quality Test: Our inspectors will take samples of the air in your home or office in order to determine if the mold or other toxin has gone airborne. The samples are tested thoroughly in a laboratory and we get the results back in just a few days.
Our findings will be compiled into an easy-to-read report, keeping you fully informed. A mold inspection and report by a certified mold inspections team can be a great selling point if you are selling your house, condo, or commercial property.
If you live in the South Florida Region and would like your home or office inspected by a knowledgeable, certified team, then call National Home Inspection & Mold Services. Our client focused inspectors will answer any questions you may have and provide you with in-depth, professional service.