Home inspections are a standard part of a real estate transaction. But making sure the roof is sound and the plumbing is up to code isn’t enough: A mold inspection also should be part of the deal.
Mold is common outdoors – it helps break down those fallen autumn leaves, for example. Left to circulate indoors, however, it’s not only unsightly but can exacerbate health problems such as asthma.
If there’s one thing The Mold Girl knows, it’s mold. And she knows that if you have any suspicion of mold in your home, you need to call her immediately for a mold inspection. She’ll come to your house and use the latest technology to find every last bit of mold, so you can rest easy knowing your home is safe.
Mold thrives in damp conditions. It can grow on wood, carpet, insulation and cloth as well as food. It reproduces through airborne spores, which then germinate and travel. The spores can be ingested or get into the skin and cause health issues including:
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o Problems with the vascular system. Increased vascular fragility, possibility of hemorrhaging into body tissues. Possible molds include aflatoxin, satratoxin, roridins.
o Problems with digestive system. Diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal hemorrhage, liver effects (such as necrosis and fibrosis). Aflatoxin results in deleterious effects on mucous membranes.
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o Problems with respiratory system. Including respiratory distress, and bleeding from the lungs.
o Problems with nervous system. Tremors, lack of coordination, depression, and headaches.
o Problems with cutaneous system. Symptoms include rash, burning sensation, and sloughing
o Problems with urinary system.
o Problems with reproductive system. Including infertility, changes in reproductive cycles, etc.
o Many mycotoxins can produce changes or a weakening of the immune system.
o The production of toxins varies according to the type of mold, the substrate on which it grows, and seasons of the year.
Maintaining a clean, dry home is key to avoiding mold growth. But while you can’t get rid of mold completely, once it’s established itself, you can take steps to lessen its effects.
How To Identify and Clean Mold
Most types of mold appear quite similar — black or gray sooty patches. The good news is that even if toxic molds are in or around a home, most homeowners remove them through normal cleaning before they are able to grow to a size where they would pose a threat.
The danger level occurs when mold reaches a size of roughly 2 square feet. Also of concern is if mold has infested household items like insulation, drywall, or carpet. If so, these materials should be immediately extracted and the source of the dampness or wetness should be fixed. When replacing these items, it is best to use a non-cellulose and low nitrogen replacement material.
If the mold patch is small, it can be removed with a chlorine-bleach solution (1 cup of bleach in 1 gal. of water). The mold should come off with simple scrubbing (individuals should protect themselves with eye protection, rubber gloves and carbon filter respirators). Mold that has dried should not be scraped because this greatly increases the chances the releasing toxin-carrying spores into the air.
Sources in and around homes that can create a dangerous environment include leaky or broken pipes, windows or older doors that lack good seals, roofs that leak, and any cracks or holes in the building. If flooding has occurred, it is extremely important to make sure that the water is thoroughly dried up to avoid festering water or dampness. In addition, reducing the humidity through the use of a dehumidifier can prevent the growth of dangerous toxic molds.
Where to Look for Mold:
Check for odors
If you’ve had a leak somewhere in your home, you’ll most likely smell the mold before you see it. If you suspect a problem contact a certified mold inspector.
Check for odors near your air conditioning ducts
Turn your air conditioning off for a while – several minutes will do. Then turn it back on and stand directly under the path of air flowing from a duct. If your air conditioning unit or your home’s ductwork is contaminated, you will smell the musty mold odors.
Odors build up when the air conditioning unit is off; they may lessen after the unit has been on for a while. Minor moldy odors and contamination are relatively common in air conditioning units.
Having a mold inspector sample the air from your ducts may not do you much good — mold in air conditioning units often grows without producing a lot of spores. Instead, have an experienced, certified mold inspector check the inside of your air conditioning unit.
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