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Get the Facts About Mold Before Buying a Home

Realtors know that the presence of mold on a property can quickly bring real estate negotiations to an abrupt halt. Business and homeowners may not be aware that mold is a problem and disclosing such information is not regulated. For peace of mind before you buy or sell, consult a licensed and trained Insight Property inspector for accurate mold discovery that gives you the information you need before making an investment.

Mold is a Hidden Health Risk

Mold isn't that easy to detect and it can be found both inside and outside a property. Mold is made up of various tiny microscopic organisms that have attached themselves to a solid surface where moisture is consistently present. This type of Rot releases millions of spores into the air that eventually invade the human respiratory system, which poses significant health risks.

Symptoms of Mold Issues

Mold can often go unnoticed in a home or business for a very long time. The reason for this is that many of the symptoms associated with mold are identical or very close to other illnesses. For instance, many signs are similar to a cold, flu or allergies like hay fever:

  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Sneezing
  • Blocked nose
  • Runny nose
  • Sinus congestion
  • Sinus headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Watery eyes
  • Skin rash
  • Hives
  • Shortness of breath or breathing issues

One way to test if your symptoms may be a mold issue is location. If you find that many of your symptoms go away when you are away from your home, this can indicate a definite mold problem on the property.

Another possible indication you live with mold are health issues in the young or the elderly. These two groups are more sensitive to airborn pollutants. Deteriorating health is one of many early warning signs that your property has a possible mold issue.

If you are worried about a potentially undetected mold crisis in your home or business, then contact the professionals at Insight Property Inspections.

Where is Mold Hiding in Your Home?

Mold needs a source of moisture and a cool dark location. Mold can be hidden below sinks, inside tub & shower enclosures and even inside the wall cavity. Insight Inspections home inspectors are specially trained in identifying the warning signs for mold. Our professionals use effective mold investigation and moisture detection procedures to discover how severe the problem is. We then follow that procedure with professional referrals and recommendations to eradicate the problem completely.

Warning Signs and Common Sources of Mold

  • Water leaks
  • Roof leaks
  • Plumbing drainage problems
  • A musty odor in a particular part of the home
  • Water stains
  • Condensation resulting from poor or improper insulation or ventilation

Accurate Mold Detection

As a regular part of our home and commercial building inspection services, Insight experts use advanced techniques that detect the presence of mold on your property using specialized equipment and Technics.

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