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Is Mold Dangerous?

What You Need to Know

Advanced Building Inspections Takes a Closer Look


Are you thinking of buying a home? Or are you a seller that is looking to find problem areas before a home inspector does?

No matter what your current situation is, you may be in the position of needing to know the condition of your house. And one of the mosr common problems that lurks around homes-especially homes that are a few years old-is mold.

What is Mold, Anyway?

Mold is essentially a fungus that grows in damp and wet areas. It is fairly innocuous most of the time but when it releases its spores it can cause a multitude of health problems. From simple things like eye irritation, dizziness, headaches and allergies to more serious conditions like emphysema, asthma and in some cases death. Although the problem is most common in older homes a mold inspection is a good investment for any home because it can grow in any bathroom, kitchen, basement or attic. In many instances it will even be found within the walls of the whole building.

How to Detect Mold

Some conditions are visible to the naked eye but it is best to have a professional mold inspection because the most common places for it to grow are mostly out of regular view. Remember, just because you cannot see it does not mean it cannot make you sick. In fact anywhere there is a leak or excess moisture will continue to grown and produce fungus. Simple cleaning will not reduce the problem if the source of the moisture is not isolated.

A professional inspector will be adept at locating problem areas and then tracing them back to the source so that it can be remedied before any sort of cleanup effort is undertaken. Once the root of the problem is discovered a professional cleanup team will be able to come in and do a thorough job of removing and remediating the parts of the house that have been affected. Luckily, there are specialized home inspection companies liked Advanced Building Inspections that use Infrared Tecnology that sees well beyong what the human eye can see.

What can I do About My Mold Problem?

The hardest part of the process is that there are a number of building materials throughout the house and outside the home that can be breeding grounds for this toxic fungus. Wood, carpet, clothing, cardboard, and almost every material used to build walls are prone to contamination. As a result it is only with a highly trained mold inspection team that all possible areas can be checked out.

Additionally this type of service brings with it the tools and supplies to clean up and disinfect the house in the safest and least invasive way. One of the dangers with this kind of fungus is that when it is disturbed it often releases more harmful spores that will get into your lungs, your skin and in the air. To ensure the minimal amount of health risk to you and your family have a qualified mold inspection done.

These are just a few of the Cities/Zipcodes in the state of Louisiana that Advanced Building Inspections serves: Zachary, Denham Springs, Port Allen, Brusly, Hammond, St. Gabriel, Clinton, St. Francisville, 70791, 70706, 70767, 70719, 70401, 70776, 70722, 70775. And these are just a few of the Parishes we serve: East Baton Rouge , Livingston , West Baton Rouge, Tangipahoa, Iberville, East Feliciana, and West Feliciana.

If you would like a home inspection or a commercial building inspection in Louisiana and did not find your location on this list give us a call at 225-268-8307 and we will do everything we can to take care of your commercial and/or home inspection needs. At Advanced Building Inspections we understand that affordable home inspections and reliable service are important to you and so we make ourselves available to meet your needs... even on the weekends.

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