Mold Inspections

Mold most commonly grows in bathrooms, basements, and anywhere else where there is dampness or water. Many types of mold we routinely encounter aren't hazardous to healthy individuals; however, too much exposure to mold may cause a worsening of such conditions as asthma, hay fever, or other allergies. Our mold inspection and testing services will alert you to possible mold problems in your current or potential house.

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Mold FAQ

Molds are part of the natural environment. Outdoors, molds play a part in nature by breaking down dead organic matter such as fallen leaves and dead trees, but indoors, mold growth should be avoided. Molds reproduce by means of tiny spores; the spores are invisible to the naked eye and float through outdoor and indoor air. Mold may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on surfaces that are wet. There are many types of mold, and none of them will grow without water or moisture.

Molds are usually not a problem indoors, unless mold spores land on a wet or damp spot and begin growing. Molds have the potential to cause health problems. Molds produce allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances.

Allergic reactions to mold are common and include hay fever-type symptoms, such as sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rash. Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.

It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors, but indoor mold growth can be controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and also fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, the mold problem most likely will return.

For more information, read the EPA's A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home. The above information is provided as a public service by the Environmental Protection Agency for educational purposes.

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