|What causes mold? How to check a house for mold
Mold questions can lead to serious problems:How to get rid of mold or mildew?
How to remove mold from walls?
How to remove mold from wood windows?
How to kill mold on wood?
How to remove mold from your home?
How to remove mold from clothes?
How to clean mold off furniture?
What causes basement mold?
What are the causes of mold mildew?
What cause mold in a house?
If you are asking these questions, it may not be as simple as you think. You could have a major mold problem that not only causes an inconvenience but could just be a sign of potential serious health issues to come. You should get a mold test to see how severe your problem may be. Find the mold expert, Steve Levy.
When considering your list of questions on buying a house, make mold testing a priority. Unfortunately mold is every w h e re and, as a result, you can't afford to remain in the dark.
Are you looking for ideas on how to get musty smell out of my basement? Are you looking for ideas on how to rid basement of musty smells? Black mold on shower ceiling?
Musty smell removal is the least of your problems. Mold can create health problems by releasing toxins called mycotoxins into the air. The effects of mold on individuals can be allergic reactions such as watery, irritated eyes and sinus congestion to rashes, nausea and, exhaustion. More severe reactions such as asthma can also occur. According to Steve Levy of Certified Mold Inspections Inc, mold creates the #1 indoor quality complaint in the United States.
How to get rid of mold and mildewFrom a Homeowner's perspective, it is important to have a specialist who is certified to inspect your home regularly; a mold inspection by such a professional should also be performed prior to the purchase of a new home. Trying to buy or sell a house with black toxic mold can lead to major financial issues. Steve Levy explains how mold can develop into such a large problem : Mold spores comprise 25% of the world's biomass. Generally mold in the outdoor environment is good because it's what helps biodegrade waste. However, mold in the indoor environment can be hazardous to health if left untreated. Mold infestations may be hidden in places such as vents, wall cavities, even under floors and carpeting. With water being the key ingredient for mold to grow, the extent of any water damage should not be overlooked or ignored. Surprisingly, homes built over the last thirty to forty years may be more susceptible to mold growth due to the building materials used. Also, most newer homes don't allow for the proper air ventilation which causes moisture. Retention of moisture stimulates present dormant mold spores leading to mold growth. As with every subject, the best way to deal with this problem is through education. We know that water and moisture cause mold growth. How can we prevent such growth or remediate it if it already exists? Steve Levy suggests the following: Controlling moisture and water intrusion is your first line of defense. Any water event within the home must be completely addressed (dried) within 24 to 48 hours to prevent problematic mold growth. Be on the look out for the damp, humid conditions where mold thrives: Bath rooms with poor ventilation, vents, clothes dryers and exhaust fans. Consider installing a dehumidifier in chronically moist rooms, don't carpet damp areas. Insulate pipes and other cold surfaces to discourage condensation, install storm windows. Never delay minor maintenance and schedule proactive inspections to search for leaks in the roof, pipes and/or high chronic moisture areas. Last and certainly not least, consider having your home inspected. Mr. Levy's company, Certified Mold Inspections, Inc. offers variety of options ranging from basic testing to a comprehensive home mold inspection. Steve Levy is a proud member of the Better Business Bureau, Business Certification Bureau, the Indoor Air Quality Association and the National Association of Mold Professionals. He carries the designations of Certified Mold Inspector, Certified Indoor Environmentalist, and Certified Thermographer. He has attended the Mid-Atlantic Environmental Hygiene Resource Center where he received certificates in Advanced Building Diagnostics and Repairs and, Advanced Microbial Assessments. Furthermore, through Skillpath Seminars, he has received a certificate in Solving Moisture and Mold Problems. Steve will be happy to answer any questions our readers may have regarding the air quality at home, how to find toxic mold in a house, or even the causes of toxic mold in general. 732-203-0885
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