If you have developed a mold or fungus colony growing in the walls or hidden spaces of your home, it could quickly put you and your family in danger of a number of chronic health problems. You need to educate yourself on this common but often hidden danger. Many times this mold growth comes from water leaking in from a leaky roof. You should have Brookline roofing come in and fix the leak before you start removing any mold.
A mold remediation inspection of your home can start you in the right direction for renewing the safety of your home. The inspection will look at all the places such growths can occur, it will identify the different types of molds and fungus growing, and set up the proper procedure for eliminating them.
As well as using the proper chemicals to rid you of mold growth, a professional inspector will help you find ways to minimize the chance of a mold infestation ever getting a grip on your home again.
Two of the most common causes of mold growth are excess moisture and poor air circulation. Any area that collects moisture is a potential risk. Be it in the basement, under sinks and cabinets, or in the walls and ceilings where water has been blown in around cracks in roof or joints, a foul, musty smell will help point out where the attack is coming from.
Under carpets, especially near windows or doors, is another hiding place mold likes to gather.
Attic spaces and under roof areas are prone to moisture and humidity. Without adequate ventilation such as can be provided with an exhaust fan, this moisture can build up and seep into the very walls of your home. As well as warping the wood of your home’s structure, it can set up mold growth that could take major structural replacement to remove.
If you have just purchased an older home, it is critical that you get a mold remediation inspection done before you move in. An empty house gathers a lost of excess humidity and makes it a perfect environment for mold to spread. This can show up even in unlikely places like the bottoms of closets and where furniture had been against a wall for years. Poorly insulated pipes can sweat and cause water leakage as well as erode the energy saving coverings.
Nipping the problem in the bud will keep you and your family safe. If they are not already in place, install ventilation fans, fix insulated pipes, and check both attic and basement for leaks that could start the problem again.