Advantages of Frequent Home & Commercial Mold Inspections
Posted by Muzi On 20 May, 2023
Mold could be hard to detect or identify as it could easily be mistaken for dirt and grime stains. However, it is best not to take a chance, if you notice any stain that looks like mold, get a commercial or home pest inspection done by a professional as soon as you can.
What is Home and Commercial Mold Inspection?
During a pest inspection, a technician visits your home or office space and inspects the area for mold, excess moisture levels, water damage and other active infestations. Often during a pest inspection, they might also discover a termite infestation as termites are known for being attracted to moisture and wood. The technician would take several swabs around the area on various surfaces to check for mold spores and check your air spaces too.
A Professional Technician would be able to:
- Effectively detect an active or past infestation
- Identify the severity of the infestation
- Inspect your HVAC system
- Map out the moisture areas of your place
- Suggest a preventative and removal plan for your home/commercial space.
There are Many Benefits for Getting a Mold Inspection, Some of Which are:
Reduces Exposure to Mold:
A space infested with mold is toxic for its inhabitants, be it your family member, employees or pets. Mold is known to cause a variety of health issues including asthma attacks, CIRS (Chronic Inflammatory Respiratory Syndrome) and triggers other respiratory issues. Getting regular pest inspections, infestation control services and pest treatment will help you catch on to the issue soon and eliminate the chances of you or your loved ones developing respiratory health issues.
Prevents Damage to Building Structure:
This parasite is known for feeding on cardboard, paper, drywall, wood, tiles, and ceilings all which are basic items found in any building structure, be it your home or commercial space. If the pest infestation is too severe, the building structure would be extremely damaged and require it to be razed to the ground.
Identifies Damage Due to Water Leakage:
Often, the cause for mold growth is a faulty water drainage system, leakages in the building structure and high moisture levels. It is due to the moisture levels being high that they are able to multiply and grow so quickly. A professional pest inspection would be able to determine which areas contain high moisture levels and are prone to mold growth with the help of professional equipment.
Accurate Findings and Results:
While you may be tempted to purchase an over-the-counter DIY pest test, it is best to seek professional help instead as they are more reliable, thorough and can give you definite answers that you can believe. Professionals have the right experience, knowledge and equipment to conduct a thorough and reliable inspection, so leave it to the experts.
Allows You to Prearrange in Advance:
A pest inspection will give you a heads up on the situation and its severity, allowing you to plan ahead your stay/work arrangements and your next steps to eliminate the issue.
Improves the Quality of Air:
As you already learnt, mold spores can cause several respiratory issues along with throat and eye irritation, congested sinuses, and can trigger allergic reactions. Therefore, getting rid of mold spores in the air with a pest control service would also help you improve the air quality indoors.
Maintains the Value of Your Space:
It is no no-brainer that having a past or active infestation could lower the value of your building space and deter any potential buyers. Having regular pest inspections would prevent your building value from dropping and would also reflect well to potential buyers.
Helps Avoid Financial Loss:
Pest and insect infestations are known for causing severe financial loss because not only are you paying to fix the damage that was caused but you are also paying heavily to install systems, treat the area and set up preventative maintenance.
Gain Insightful Information About Prevention:
A professional technician would conduct an inspection of your area, provide you with a detailed report of their results and give you a list of preventative measures that you can follow pre and post treatment.
When Should You Get a Home/Commercial Inspection?
- If your building is old and has several water leakage issues, flooding, and faulty drainage systems.
- If you are buying or selling old property that has been locked up for years.
- If you have signs and symptoms that hint at an infestation or if you just treated an infestation and want to check its effectiveness.
In conclusion, there are many advantages to getting mold inspections frequently. Even if you found nothing, knowing that your building is safe will definitely help keep your mind at ease and if they find something, at least you will be able to plan your next steps sooner than later.