Home should be a haven, but sometimes, mold and other harmful environmental materials find their way inside. Is your indoor air as clean as you think? Here are some signs that you should begin the mold and environmental remediation process.
- Water damage has occurred: Perhaps you recently cleaned up the mess from a burst pipe, leaky hose, or flood. Lingering moisture can lead to mold growth, no matter the source of the water intrusion. If you suspect standing water hung around for at least 24 hours, you may want to hire a mold and environmental remediation company to take a look.
- Occupants are experiencing allergy symptoms: A phenomenon called sick building syndrome can cause allergy symptoms, asthma attacks, and other respiratory problems only while inside the building. If you feel better after spending a few hours away from home, harmful contaminants trapped indoors could be to blame.
- You’re about to sell your house: Some potential buyers will bail out of a home purchase at the first sign of mold, so put their mind at ease by showing them the results of a mold inspection. Plus, if any problems are found, you can address them before putting the house up for sale.
- You’re looking to buy a house: You might be wary of falling in love with a property, only to discover hidden mold growth. If the seller hasn’t already scheduled a mold inspection, you can do so yourself before getting too deep into the buying process.
- Your home has lingering moisture and humidity issues: Humid air may cause condensation to form on cold surfaces, potentially allowing mold to start growing. If your basement, crawlspace, attic, or other parts of your home are notorious for being too humid, environmental remediation can give you a fresh start while you tackle the source of the high humidity.
- You notice discolored surfaces: Drywall, fiberboard, wood, and other porous materials may start to change colors as mold colonies and other contaminants take hold. Water damage can also be spotted in the form of yellow rings on the walls and ceiling.
- You detect a musty odor: Even if you can’t see mold or other contaminants, you may be able to smell them. A persistent musty odor is a sign that something sinister is growing out of sight.
- You suspect you have asbestos: Older homes may have asbestos-containing insulation, ceiling tiles, roof shingles, or drywall. Inhaling asbestos particles can cause lung disease, cancer, and other health problems. Before renovating an older property, have an environmental remediation team check for and remove this dangerous material.
DKI is a licensed, certified, and insured mold and environmental remediation specialist. We are equipped with the necessary tools and follow industry best practices to restore your indoor environment. Rely on our fast response time and ongoing communication to give you peace of mind during the abatement process.
If you require mold and environmental remediation, please contact us at (844) 354-2255 today to schedule services.