We’ve all heard of black mold. There are an unlimited amount of urban folk tales designed to put the fear of God in you. “It can take over your house and kill you in your sleep! An untold number of illnesses are caused by black mold!! The only way to get rid of it is to completely gut your house!!!” (Our eyes roll as we type this.) That type of fear tactic propaganda is what keeps crooks in business. Every home on planet earth has mold. Human beings share the world with many organisms. Mold happens to be one of them. Nonetheless, when your home tests positive for toxic mold – that’s where we come in with a thorough home inspection.
We Know Where Mold Likes to Hide
Certain conditions must be present for mold to grow. First, water, moisture and/or oils must be present. It’s an organism that must feed to populate. It feeds on organic materials like wood, drywall and food. Mold likes to grow unnoticed. Therefore, it enjoys dark corners, closets, drawers, cabinets and other hidden spaces. Despite liking the dark, it needs warmth to grow. Temperatures must reach 77 degrees for it to fully blossom. These ugly little creatures need their beauty rest. In other words, they need time to fully form. 24 to 48 hours is typically what is required.
How to Prevent Mold from Growing
Well, if you know what it needs to grow, then you know how to prevent it from taking over your home. Any plumbing issues must be taken care of. If you know you have a leak, contact a plumber or do it yourself. If the basement has a tendency to flood, you need to invest in a sump pump. If your home is prone to high humidity levels, purchase a good dehumidifier. Don’t be one of those people that nickels and dimes themselves only to pay more money later. Purchase naturally scented desiccator packets to put in your closets, drawers and other storage areas.
Before and After Inspections
We like to begin the process by speaking with you about your concerns and observations. A licensed inspector will conduct a test and analyze your home for mold infestations. If mold is present, we will request that you enlist us for a comprehensive mold remediation. Should you decide that Mold Inspection NYC is the right company for you, our team of expert mold remediators will go to work to ensure that you and your family are safe and free from mold. Our job is not complete until we conduct a secondary mold analysis. This way, we can both be sure that we kept our promise to you.
The Elephant in the Room
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Many companies boast that they are test only or remediation only enterprises. This is done to boost your confidence in their services. They claim that it is a conflict of interest to do both testing and remediation under one company roof. Mold Inspection NYC will never recommend an unwarranted service – period. We believe in ethical profitability. Our company does not engage in price gouging or fraud. When a corporation operates with conscious morality at all levels, there is no room for conflicts of interest. We have a fiduciary duty to our clients and that’s what we stand by.