Home Mold in Colorado
Mold. It can be a word that sends many homeowners into a tailspin of worry and stress. After all, mold can be dangerous to your family’s health. But don’t panic. First Priority Home Inspections is here is help you figure out if that seemingly perfect house is contaminated with debilitating mold. With over 35 years of experience in contractor work and an American Home Inspection Training Institute (AHIT) certified master inspector, we will help you figure out if the house of your dreams is infected and how to best deal with the issue.
The Dangers of Mold in Your Home
Mold spores are invisible to the naked eye, and they are everywhere inside and outside a home. But mold will only grow in ideal conditions of excessively moist areas. If a home has pipe leakages or flooded areas that have not been repaired or dried out properly, then mold may grow. Continuously wet or lightly moist wallpaper, insulation, upholstery—as well as hidden places like underneath carpets—can also be environments where mold spores will flourish.
Mold will emit spores and organic compounds into the air, and if not dealt with can lead to extreme overgrowths in a home. While a little mold is not necessarily a bad thing and can be taken care of quite effectively, a large overgrowth of mold can have extremely bad results within a home—leading to damaged areas and huge repairs like replacements of piping, tearing up of carpets and floors, renovations of walls and ceilings, etc. Mold overgrowth can cause thousands of dollars in repairs if left unchecked.
The Health Risks of Mold
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has found that there is a link between indoor exposure to mold with health issues like upper respiratory tract symptoms, coughs, and wheezes in people who were seemingly healthy before. People with asthma can have a lot of trouble with mold, as well as people who have compromised immune systems and lung problems.
While mold doesn’t always have to be dangerous for health, different people will have different sensitivities to mold. Some people, even healthy people with no other health concerns, have had extremely toxic reactions to mold.
Get Your Home Inspected for Mold
It’s important to be aware of a potential home’s levels of mold for your own health and safety, as well as for selling your home in the future. Being aware of mold and keeping it under control will only help you in the future. Ignoring a problem and letting it fester could lead to repairs or health bills that cost a fortune.
First Priority Home can help you inspect a home so that you can make sure it’s not infested with an overgrowth of mold that can lead to further health issues and home repairs. We can also help you deal with an existing problem in your current house so that you can know how to best move forward. We will walk you through the steps of mold detection and prevention so that you can be knowledgeable.
If you think a house you want to buy or one you live in already may be infected with mold, then don’t hesitate to contact us. We will make sure that you come out equipped with a course of action that will ensure the safety of your family and the longevity of your home.