Mold Inspections In La
Mold is a problem that has been around for millions of years. Mold generally grows when protein comes in contact with moisture. Because most building materials contain proteins, mold is a common occurrence inside homes. You probably realize that mold can grow most often in your bathroom, around your tub and shower, because you may see it begin on your tub enclosure or tile. Even though you wash it off the outside of the area, mold can begin to grow behind the scenes and turn into something so bad it can make your family ill. If you happen to watch any of the home improvement shows on TV, you've probably seen people going through new homes there looking to purchase and when inspections are done, mold problems pop up. This is a common occurrence in California, and especially in the Los Angeles area, where the weather can tend to be damp and humid. Add to that the number of people in your home taking showers and baths every day, and you can see how mold can begin and turn into a big problem.
If you happen to live in an area that floods often, you could be extremely susceptible to having mold in your home. If you have a basement that floods and that basement has wooden beams, they should be inspected for mold on a regular basis. Of course, everyone knows they should look in their basement for mold, and you need to watch for mold in your bathrooms, but you may not realize that mold can start on your roof. If your roof has holes in it and water seeps in under the shingles, you have the perfect environment for mold to grow. If that water seeps down through your walls, you're looking at another area where mold can grow. Just because you don't see mold as a discoloration on your walls, that doesn't mean it isn't hiding behind the walls, in the ceiling, or even under the floors. Having your home inspected by a mold professional is probably something you want to do sooner than later. By the time you can see mold on the outside of your wall, chances are an entire colony is growing behind that wall.
If you suspect that you have mold in your home or at your place of business, you can order a do it yourself mold test kit to find out your particular situation. If family members or work associates have been getting sick for no apparent reason, mold may be the answer. If your mold problem turns out to be relatively small, you may be able to take care of it herself. But if you have large areas of your home where the tests prove positive for mold, you may need to call on a company that specializes in removing mold for you. In either case, finding out whether you have a mold problem in your home is extremely important. If you'd like more information or more mold facts, give us a call at (866) 674-7541.
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