By Jay Lynham 

Mold can be found almost anywhere, as long as moisture and a food source is present (i.e. wood, drywall). While not all molds are toxic, recent research shows an alarming rate of harmful fungal species in poorly maintained homes or buildings with water damage, moisture or high humidity levels.

Mold issues not only affect the surrounding environment in a home or building, but can cause potential health problems and symptoms, including allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory conditions. If mold is a concern in your home or building, an inspection is necessary to investigate the source of moisture and make recommendations for repairs and clean-up/remediation.

Identifying the Cause of a Mold Problem

A visual inspection by a certified home inspector can help to identify the presence of mold in your home or building. As part of the visual inspection, the inspector can check:

*Basement and lower rooms, crawl space, rooms with water/moisture damage
*Interior walls
*Window frames
*Electric shock due to exposed circuits and hanging wires
*Poor indoor air quality caused by mold growth
*Ceiling tiles and other current or former damp fibrous cellulose materials
*All accessible heating, ventilation and air conditioning components
*Indoor plants
*Mold Prevention

If mold is suspected, samples can be collected and sent to a lab for analysis to confirm such contamination and help determine proper remediation. An NPI inspector can inspect a home for mold, assess the problem and make suggestions for mitigation.

Call NPI today for questions, quotes or to schedule your mold testing today.

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