Why Mold Inspections Can Save Your Life

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Mold in your home can cause illness and even death. Although it may not seem like something you would need to hire a professional for, it really can be dangerous. Having mold inspections done in your home can mean all the difference in your health and safety.

Mold can cause health problems that range from itching eyes, sneezing, and coughing to serious allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and even permanent lung damage. If you think you might be experiencing any of these symptoms of household mold exposure, you need call your doctor and a licensed mold inspector. These inspectors can usually test for a multitude of reasons you may be having breathing problems. Ask if they will also test for indoor air quality that includes carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, formaldehyde, explosive gases, and sulfur dioxide.

Mold inspections in a home will most often reveal mold on walls, floors, ceilings, carpets and fabrics exposed to moisture. One particularly dangerous growing place is inside the duct work and the components of central forced air heating and air conditioning systems. Once mold spores are air borne, there is no telling how many toxic black mold symptoms you will exhibit.

Now that you know having mold inspections can be vital to your health, you may begin thinking about cost. Mold inspections vary widely in price depending on the size of the home, extent of the mold inspections, number of mold samples, and other factors. Price quotes could be as low as 300 dollars and as high as 3,000 dollars. It is recommended that you find out what other services, such as asbestos testing, your inspector will offer. We all want to get the best bang for our buck.

It is also important to keep in mind that mold inspections differ from mold remediation. If your certified mold inspector does find mold in your home, you are going to have to pay a service to safely remove it. Disturbing the mold without proper safety precautions can only make the matter worse. Mold remediation may include fixing the water problem that facilitated the mold growth, and cleaning and removing the mold growth or items affected by it.

The cost of household mold removal will also vary in price. If the area with mold growth is small, you can purchase a respirator for around 150 dollars and remove it yourself. However, if the mold growth is more extensive, the cost of professional removal could range from 400 dollars to 5,000 dollars. Just try to keep in mind that the cost of mold inspections and mold removal is less than the cost of your health and safety. More like this blog: redamoldtesting.com

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Oct 26, 2013
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