There are 200,000 different types of mold in the world that we know of. What we know about mold is that is is a living, breathing organism. The characteristics that differentiate it from bacteria and mildew are slight, yet significant. All three are fungi, but mold is the only one that is multi-cellular. There is harmless mold and there is mold that can make you sick and deteriorate surfaces. When you contact Mold Inspection NYC, our mold inspection is designed to seek out the mold that is toxic and can cause you harm.
Somethin’ Ain’t Right
There are several reasons to schedule a mold inspection. The primary justification for most of the calls we receive is because a client has begun to notice unusual happenings. They may see discoloration and fungi growth on vents, furniture and the corners of their home or place of work. When potential customers notice a consistent and pungent smell that won’t go away, that’s when they give us a call. As a last ditch effort, we will receive requests from people that are constantly ill. They have done everything to try and remedy the situation and then a light bulb turns on in their heads that something may be wrong with where they live or work.
Babies and Real Estate
If you’re expecting a little one, mold inspection is imperative. The interesting thing about mold is that it effects different people, well, differently. In many cases we have detected positive results for mold. If there is more than one person in the home, usually one individual’s health is more compromised than the others. What we do know about mold is that the elderly, small children and people with a compromised immune system are more susceptible to toxic mold. You definitely want to contact us for a thorough mold inspection before you purchase any residential or commercial real estate. The seller could be hiding a nightmare right in front of your eyes.
If you have experienced recent water damage in your home or place of work, you must seek a comprehensive mold inspection. The thing about mold is that it goes beyond a porous surface. You can clean your walls and floors with bleach but if the water has impacted an organic surface, chances are that it has gone beneath the first layer and penetrated the sub layers. It only takes 24-48 hours for mold to grow. If you haven’t remedied the situation within that small sliver of time, then there is a good chance that you have a toxic mold situation on your hands.
Beware of Free Mold Inspections
From a consumer’s standpoint, a free mold inspection sounds like a steal! The reality is that it is a steal that results in the mold inspection company thieving from you. These ‘free’ mold inspections typically are not conducted by a New York certified inspector. Any assessment of indoor air quality is simply a guess-timate. Ironically, the inspection will not include a mold test. As a potential client, we know that you contacted them thinking there would be a test. Unfortunately, the end of the day, it’s all about that company scoring a mold remediation gig at your expense. There is no way that a company can offer a free test without charging for the inspector’s time, energy and expertise. Not to mention, lab fees for the test results.