As experienced home inspectors, one of the main things we check for during every inspection is the presence of mold in the building. Whether you own a residential or commercial property, mold should be one of your top concerns. At one point or another, just about every property will likely have some type of mold inside of it. But just how and why does mold become a serious problem? Well, while it varies depending on the exact type of mold, it can quickly become a health hazard to anyone who spends a regular amount of time in the building. Just some of the ill effects mold has on people include respiratory issues, headaches, and even rashes and seizures.
Before purchasing any new home or building, you should first ask the seller about the property’s history with mold. Even if the owner doesn’t know of any incidents regarding mold, that doesn’t mean there is none. Mold can be tough to find, and generally grows in dark, wet places that you may not come across on a regular basis. Luckily, there are a few telltale signs that can indicate mold is in the property.
Some of the things you should look out for are watermarks throughout the building, a musty smell with no apparent source, and more obvious signs like water in the basement. However, it doesn’t have to be up to you and you alone to determine whether or not mold is in the building. At Central Grove Real Estate Inspections, LLC, we can get the job done for you. Whether you suspect mold in your home or business, or you just want to be sure before buying a new property, contact our team today!