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What is mold? +
Mold is a part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, BUTindoors, mold growth should be avoided.Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture to help them along. Control the moisture, humidity or water and you can control the molds.
Who is most at risk for elevated mold exposure? +
Many people are ideal candidates for mold related conditions, such as:
- Pregnant women - The sick or the elderly - Small children or infants - Individuals with lowered immune systems (like HIV, certain cancer types, etc.) - Individuals with respiratory disorders (Asthma, Sinus Infections, allergies, etc.)
Anyone who thinks they have symptoms of mold should see a doctor. If there is visible mold remove it immediately OR if no visible mold is present ….. Have Mold Testing Done.
Can MOLD cause any other problems except for health issues? +
YES … Mold can also cause significant damage to a property if it is left untreated for any length of time … Damage to wood, drywall, clothes, carpeting, etc, etc.
When is it the right time to test for MOLD? +
A lot of people do not take mold infestation seriously until it is too late and they have spent considerable time being exposed to it. The best time to check for a mold problem, is NOT when you have the mold problem. It is when you first spot a leak or discoloration on the walls. If you or anyone in your family has itchy red eyes for no reason or you have been getting a dank, musty odor from the basement - these are times when you check for mold.
What is the EPA’s recommended ACCEPTABLE type of molds? +
There is NO real “ACCEPTABLE” type of mold for every single person. Put 3 people in a room with the same type of mold AND you could 3 totally differing reactions. One person is not affected and doesn’t seem to notice anything unusual …. The second person gets watery eyes and sneezes a little bit … while the 3rd person coughs, wheezes, sneezes, gets itchy watery burning eyes, etc. If you’ve had a plumbing leak, roof leak, sewer back-up, musty smells, visual mold like stains, or any respiratory issues ….. Get your home or business MOLD tested by a Certified Mold Inspector right away!
I was told I don’t need to test the home BECAUSE …………..? +
Sometimes a well-meaning seller BUT untrained and naive relative, friend OR real estate agent will try to "pooh-pooh" the MOLD issue by telling you that only new houses have mold problems or that houses on a crawlspace or those with stone basements are so drafty that they don't have mold problems, etc, etc. These comments are a myth and just plain not true! ANYhouse or business can have a MOLD problem and there is no rhyme or reason to it. This includes new AND old buildings alike, drafty OR well-sealed homes, buildings on a slab OR on a crawlspace AND buildings with or without basements. Two homes or buildings on any given block (side-by-side) in the same neighborhood can have totally different indoor MOLD types and levels. A national study by the EPA has now determined that as many as 40% of every person in the U.S. has some type of allergy AND this can be severely aggravated by high OR unusual mold levels.The only way to find out about the MOLD types or levels in your home or business for sure is by testing.
Kansas City Area Mold Testing
Lead Inspector: Dan Bowers, CRI, ACI, CMI, EDI
Office Phone: (816) 455-8787 …… Kansas City Mold Inspection is owned and operated by a professional full-time home inspector based out of the Overland Park, KS area. The inspection business is my life passion and I enjoy helping families all over the Kansas City Metroplex and surrounding areas.in Missouri and Kansas. You know why you need a MOLD inspection, question is who do you hire? Rest assured, as a Certified Master Inspector, I possess all the knowledge and professional tools you need to help you make an educated decision on possibly the largest investment of your life.