Mold inspections can be an uncomfortable experience in McPherson, Kansas. No one really wants to think about mold having grown in their home or mold spores being in their air. Unfortunately, it can be very easy for mold to develop in areas with high humidity that creates a lot of moisture and flooding. Someone may have suggested having a mold inspection, but you aren’t sure if it’s necessary.
So the question is: When should a mold inspection be done?
Scenarios where a mold inspection is a good preventative step:
When flooding has occurred–because mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours of a water intrusion in a home in McPherson, Kansas – whether from water that came in from outside the home or from somewhere inside, like a pipe leak. It is a good preventative measure to have a mold inspection done, especially if the water intrusion was not cleaned and dried before that 48 hour window closed.
When you or your family have been experiencing physical symptoms and it improves when you are away from the house in McPherson, Kansas. It may be that you or a family member has been suffering with symptoms for a while and the doctor has been unable to diagnose what is causing the symptoms. Some of the symptoms of exposure to mold can include:
- Runny nose
- Nasal congestion
- Itchy eyes, nose and/or throat
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Fatigue and weakness
- Headaches and dizziness
When you or your family are starting to smell a musty and stale odor emanating from a specific area of the house in McPherson, Kansas. There are areas of a house that are prone to mold growth, such as the kitchen, bathroom, basement, crawl space, and attic.
When you or your family see mold. If you can see it, it has most likely been hidden for a while and has grown to a degree that professional remediation may be necessary. Mold is often black, grey, or greenish, but it can also be brown, purple, orange, pink, yellow, red, white, or even a combination of colors. Some molds, such as Stachybotrys chartarum, which is commonly called “black mold,” are highly toxic. But even with the ones that aren’t highly toxic, it can be dangerous for your health and the health of your family to not take care of a mold issue in McPherson, Kansas.
Each situation involving mold growth in a home is going to have its individual and special circumstances. So while we’ve only covered four major scenarios that occur quite often, there are plenty of other scenarios that could warrant having a mold inspection that aren’t covered here. The important thing to recognize is that no matter what the “what ifs” are – if you are worried about a possible mold issue, if you are suspicious of a mold issue, or would simply like to have your home checked for mold – a mold inspection is going to be the most reliable way to know in McPherson, Kansas.
If you are experiencing one of the four scenarios above or have a special set of circumstances and would like to have a mold inspection done in McPherson, Kansas, please give FreshCo Cleaning and Restoration a call. Our aim is to schedule mold inspections within 24-48 hours of your call so that we can help with whatever mold situation you are experiencing.
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