We put a lot of effort into protecting our houses from burglars and other human intruders. However, one of the most insidious invaders may already be inside your home right this minute. Left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on your family’s health as well as your property values. No locks, alarms or other security measures can keep mold or mildew out of your house, which is why Chicago Metro Home Inspections offers mold and mildew inspection as part of our comprehensive services.
With our trained professionals looking out for you and your loved ones, you’ll receive fair warning about the presence of this dangerous intruder, so you can take decisive action and breathe easier.
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Why Is a Mold and Mildew Inspection Important?
Because they can grow anywhere there is moisture or humidity, potentially any room could be a breeding ground. This is especially true of bathrooms and basements. A home mildew inspection is an important precaution for homeowners because of the serious risks it can create. When these spores are released into the air, they can cause sinus and throat irritation. In many cases, they can make breathing difficult in very young and elderly people. The worst types of these molds could lead to chronic respiratory illness.
In addition to the adverse effects they may have on your well-being, mold and mildew pose a serious threat to the integrity of your property. Extensive growth can weaken critical elements of your structure. This means costly and extensive repairs and mitigation might become necessary. If you are trying to sell your house, discovering these issues during the process can result in a significant loss of resale value and could derail the entire process. This is why home mold testing is something you should consider doing as soon as possible.
Possible Signs of Mold and Mildew in Your House
Having your house checked with a mold inspection is always a good idea, but especially if you notice any of the following warning signs:
- Visible growth: Any black or discolored spots on your walls are a clear indicator that you may have a problem.
- Musty smell If you detect a moldy odor in a particular room or area, this could mean it’s growing inside your walls or under your floorboards.
- Allergies: If you’re experiencing a runny nose, watery eyes or other allergic symptoms, fungal growth could be the culprit.
Get a Professional Mold/Mildew Inspection
When you contact us to perform a comprehensive inspection of your house, you can be sure that we’ll use thorough and effective techniques to detect the presence of these problems. Our experienced pros will search areas conducive to their growth. We also will take samples from the air and test them for the presence of spores. If they’re detected anywhere, we can recommend the proper remediation services to eradicate them.
Get peace of mind and protect your family’s health with our complete services. We’re proud to serve the Chicagoland area with the most advanced technology and techniques available. If you’re ready to learn more about what we can do for you, call today.