Mold Growth

Facts About Mold

There are some common facts about mold that are important to understand as a homeowner. This post is going to cover the following facts about mold:

  • Health Symptoms Associated with Mold Exposure
  • How to Recognize Mold Growth
  • When to Hire a Professional to Test for Mold
  • How to Prevent Mold Growth

Health Symptoms Associated with Mold Exposure

Allergies are the most common health effects that are associated with mold exposure. Infants, children, elderly, and individuals with a compromised immune system are more likely to have health problems associated with mold.

Symptoms May Include:
  • Sore Throat
  • Sneezing/Runny or Blocked Nose
  • Eye Irritation (Red, Watery, Itchy)
  • Congestion
  • Cough
  • Skin Rash
  • Wheezing/Shortness of Breath

How to Recognize Mold Growth

The two main ways to detect possible mold growth is through sight and smell. Black Mold is usually the most recognizable of the different colors of mold growth. If you smell a strange or musty odor that could also be an indication of mold growth.

When to Hire a Professional to Test for Mold

  • Visible Apparent Mold Growth
  • Recent Water Damage
  • Recent Moisture Intrusion
  • Plumbing Leaks
  • Strange or Musty Odors
  • Real Estate Transaction
  • Peace of Mind
  • Health Complications (Allergies)

How to Prevent Mold Growth

Moisture control is the primary strategy to focus on in order to limit and prevent mold growth. There are four factors involved with mold growth:

  1. Temperature Between 40 to 100 Degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Presence of Mold Spores
  3. Nutrient Base
  4. Moisture

At Home Shield Environmental we offer our Mold Inspection for a base price of $325 which includes two air samples. We always take a minimum of two air samples. One sample is taken outside as a control and the other sample will be taken inside the home. When you test your home for mold the air samples will provide information on the amount and type of mold in the home.

If you believe there is possible mold growth in your home please Contact Us at 303-481-1760 or Schedule Online 24/7.
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Home Shield Environmental is a locally owned and operated company in Colorado. The company performs a wide variety of environmental inspections and testing services that include: Mold Inspections, Infrared Inspections, EMF Inspections, Wood-Destroying Organism Inspections, and Well Water Inspections. All inspectors at Home Shield Environmental are certified through InterNACHI & IAC2.

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