Provo Utah Mold Inspection
Provo Utah has been subject to floods in the past – and that flooding has caused enormous property damage. However, aside from the undoubted heartache and monetary loss experienced by residents of the area another problem almost always arises when flooding occurs – and this is an increase in the growth of mold in homes.
Uncontrolled mold growth can be tremendously harmful to those in the home. For people with allergies or asthma, the growth of mold can make symptoms much worse. However, even healthy people can experience adverse effects from exposure to mold spores and other organic material that commonly becomes airborne in the home where there is mold growing.
The challenge in dealing with mold is that although much of the mold can be seen growing on surfaces there are areas in the home that can lurk unseen. Areas such as behind geysers, in walls, and under countertops are not usually examined and this is where mold can flourish until it breaks out to become visible once more. This is one of the reasons that homeowners in Provo Utah should seek the services of a mold inspector to ensure that the mold hotspots are treated and the reasons behind the growth of the mold are identified, and action can be taken to address the problems which can result in the growth of mold.
Aside from flooding, there are a number of other possible causes that will lead to the growth of mold. These can include leaking pipes, malfunctioning geysers, and a variety of problems that lead to an increase in the amount of moisture in the air.
Mold inspections, when carried out by professionals will identify the causes of the elevated levels of moisture and can also identify the type of mold (or molds) that are growing on surfaces in the home with mold testing. This is essential due to the fact that some molds are much more dangerous than others. Black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum) is actually black with a greenish tinge and it is one of the molds that can lead to health problems – especially for those with suppressed immune systems or conditions like asthma.
If you are a resident in Provo Utah and spot mold in your home it is better to address the problem as quickly as possible. Mold can spread very quickly – and the worse the problem becomes the more difficult (and costly) it will be to deal with. Call in a professional mold inspection company and enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that your family will remain healthy and enjoying the great quality of life that has made Utah such a wonderful place to live.