What Is Mold Inspection?
A mold inspection is recommended after finding water damage in your home to stop it from spreading and becoming a health hazard.
The sooner that an inspection can be completed, the better chance there is that the exposure to the worst of mold’s toxins is limited.
At HRS, our Denver and Phoenix-based team of certified mold inspectors takes helping you find all of the mold that has infiltrated your space seriously.
With two decades of combined experience helping homeowners, we know the steps necessary to ensure that all of the mold is found, dried, sanitized. This is the best way to ensure that your home can be returned to its pre-mold state.
Our experienced technicians use specialized tools such as thermal cameras and moisture meters to identify water leaks, water damage, and to find mold in hard-to-reach locations.
Once discovered, mold can be cleaned, dried, sanitized, and the space restored.
Reaching out to professionals, like those at HRS, is essential to ensuring the health and safety of those who live and work in a mold infected space. When you find water damage in your home, call us to schedule a mold inspection ASAP.
What Is Mold?
Mold is a fungus that thrives in moist, warm, and humid spaces. It can appear in a variety of colors and textures, depending on the type of mold growth.
Regardless of the type of mold, it continues to grow as long as it can find a moist place to spread.
Mold especially likes to hide in carpets, wallboards, wood, and drywall.
The difficulty in discovering hidden mold, and the need to ensure that a space has been fully dried and decontaminated, is why it is necessary to contact a professional mold inspector when a mold infestation is discovered.
Is Mold Dangerous Or Toxic?
Mold can be dangerous or toxic to some individuals who are sensitive to its spores.
Mold releases spores into the air as it spreads. Mold spores are in many areas, and it is true that we breathe spores daily.
However, when mold is allowed to thrive in a space, it can become dangerous and lead to health issues for some people. Symptoms of mold exposure can vary and include headaches, coughing, wheezing, psychological issues, and joint pain.
Mitigating the health risks of mold exposure is essential to limiting the degree of illness that those who live and work in an infested area face.
Symptoms Of Mold Exposure
The symptoms suffered by those that have been exposed to mold can range from relatively mild effects to serious, long-lasting illness.
The degree of illness depends on the sensitivity to the spores of an individual, the size of the mold infestation, and the duration of the exposure.
Common mild symptoms include headaches, coughs, wheezing and cold-like illnesses.
In other, more severe cases, those exposed to mold can suffer psychological issues, lung damage, joint pain, and even brain injuries.
What Does A Mold Inspector Do?
When you discover mold has infected your home or property after a water intrusion, it is vital that you contact a professional mold inspector to complete an investigation and determine where the mold is growing, where water is invading your space, how big the infestation is, and how much damage has been done.
A mold inspector does the initial review of a mold infestation. A mold inspection works to determine exactly where moisture is happening that allows mold to thrive.
Using professional tools such as thermal cameras and moisture meters, the certified mold inspectors at HRS can identify the exact cause of a mold infestation, and determine the damage that it has caused.
This mold inspection process gives our team of mold mitigation and remediation technicians the information they need to ensure that your property is completely freed from mold growth and back to its pre-infestation state.
Determine The Source Of The Mold
The first and most important step in the mold inspection process is for certified mold inspectors to determine the source of the water that is allowing mold to thrive.
Mold needs moisture to grow. Without it, it will not spread.
Finding the source of water stops the mold from spreading. However, this is just the first step in a mold mitigation process that includes drying, sanitizing, disinfecting, and restoring.
Assess The Damage
A mold inspection not only helps to find how the mold that has infiltrated a home, but it also can assess the damage and help you understand the extent of injury your property has suffered.
The longer mold is exposed to a water source, the bigger a colony of spores can grow. Colonies are known to spread as much as 12-inches in a matter of days.
This reality means that mold, if left unchecked, can do great damage to materials in your home, such as carpet, drywall, doors, walls, wood supports, and other areas.
As professional mold inspectors and remediation experts, the team at HRS is able to assess the damage that mold has caused in an area and outline the steps needed to repair the infected space.
What To Do If You Find Mold In Your House
Finding mold growing in your home is a stressful event. Your first thoughts are likely around how the growth is affecting the health of those living in the space, and the damage that has been caused.
Contacting professional mold inspection and remediation services like those offered by HRS in Phoenix and Denver can help to mitigate the health risks associated with a mold infestation.
Our certified team of technicians has a combined two decades of experience and the training needed to ensure that all mold in your home is identified, dried, and disinfected before you return to it.
This professionalism is what makes us the leader in remediation and restoration in the area.
We strive to work with homeowners to ensure that your home can return to its pre-damaged state quickly and with as little stress as possible.
Why Choose HRS Restoration Services?
In Phoenix and Denver, HRS offers the highest level of customer care when we work with a homeowner who has discovered mold in their home.
With over two decades of experience, our team of certified technicians can find the source of moisture bringing mold growth into your space, dry it, disinfect the contaminated area, and return your home to it’s pre-damaged condition with our licensed restoration contractors.
No matter how long mold has been growing or how much of it is in your home, we can help.
Contact HRS Restoration Services Today!
Contact our professional team as soon as you discover mold in your home. This allows us to quickly assess the damage and stop the source of water causing mold to grow.
Our Phoenix and Denver-based team is ready to help when you find mold, have a fire, water intrudes into your home, or another trauma happens. With over two decades of experience helping people just like you when disaster strikes, our certified technicians can protect the health and safety of those in your home.
Contact us today to get started with a mold inspection.
IICRC stands for the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification. Formed nearly 40 years ago, it is a non-profit organization that establishes globally recognized standards for the cleaning and restoration industry, as well as providing certifications, journeyman and master designation, and education.
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