Are you concerned about a mold problem within your Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or Connecticut home? CMS Home Inspection offers consultations and mold inspections to ensure your house is free from mold growth. We take the proper steps in identifying any resulting discoveries to ensure proper steps are taken toward mold remediation.
If you are concerned about a mold issue in your home, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a professional mold inspector like CMS Home Inspection today.
The Health Effects of Mold Exposure
You shouldn’t leave your family’s health up to chance. Did you know the presence of a mold contamination has the potential to cause a variety of health effects, including allergy symptoms? While not all types of mold are toxic, mold spores can have an affect on your indoor air quality.
Many people fail to recognize mold for the health concern that it is, commonly leading to breathing issues and worsening of conditions such as asthma. This is especially true concerning buildings with a large amount of indoor mold growth. Just a few of these complaints involve:
The health issues associated with mold problems are why it’s important to conduct a routine mold inspection, if only to ensure a healthy indoor environment for you and your family. While CMS Home Inspection does make sure to inspect areas where mold could potentially grow during a home inspection, we also understand that the naked eye isn’t always enough. For complete efficiency, we utilize specialized equipment, and collect samples of our findings to send into an accredited laboratory for lab testing.
What is Mold?
There are many different kinds of mold. Naturally, mold grows outdoors and plays an important role throughout the process of decomposition, however, problems begin to arise when mold grows inside your home. In fact, this type of fungus has the potential to affect not only your home’s structure, but also the health of you and your family.
A few common types of mold include alternaria, aspergillus, penicillium, cladosporium, and stachybotrys. Stachybotrys is commonly referred to as “black mold”. If you are suffering from the effects of mold, please reach out to your health care professional.
What Can Happen if Mold is Found?
The most common types of health problems are allergies, allergic reactions (which can be severe), sinus infections, lung inflammation, respiratory infections, asthma attacks, and breathing problems.