I was just watching one of my favorite shows on TV when I heard a singer remark that his career had to be put on hold because of a mold problem that caused him to have a constant illness. After the problem was found and the mold removed, his health improved, and he was able to continue with his career. Stories like this are very common. Some of them may even appear too farfetched to believe. That’s one of the problems you face when dealing with mold. People just don’t seem to be sure about where to find it, what to do about it, and how serious the problem really is.
Businesses are also included in the dilemma of how to efficiently deal with mold. Some insurance companies today do not include mold concerns in their policies, and it is left up to the client to check to see whether their policy covers mold damage or not. If it doesn’t, there’s only one choice for the resident who has discovered mold. He or she must deal with the problem personally. If the cost to remediate the mold and fix the water problem is too much, a family may have to walk away from their home or allow it to go into foreclosure. A business owner may have to close shop. This isn’t good for the family, the business, the insurance company, the banks, or the mortgage companies.
Low lying areas hard hit by flooding or coastal areas susceptible to hurricanes may have more to deal with than the aftermath of extreme weather. They will very likely have to deal with mold caused by excess water as well. Can you imagine what it must have been like for the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina? Those who were fortunate enough to have a structure remaining that could be salvaged probably found it covered with mold. Even if you do not live at the coast or in a flood plain, your home still needs to be inspected for mold to ensure safety.
Because mold is such a serious problem, property owners need to take immediate action when they suspect mold. The safe thing to do is have a mold inspection. The exterior, interior, area within the walls, HVAC system, and the air within your property should be tested for mold by someone who is reputable and can give you real help to remove the mold and correct the problem.
I talk to so many people and inspect so many homes that have so many issues. The way to find out if your home or building has issues is to simply have it inspected by someone who is qualified and who has years of experience in the industry. Find someone who is passionate about Mold Inspections and someone who has the experience and know-how who loves what he or she does or offers.
Every home or building has Mold but every home or building does not have elevated Mold. The biggest factor to find out is to find the source of the problem with homes, that have issues. Personally, it might be a good idea to find any problem or concern and get it remedied. I would not suggest just putting a band-aid on the issue because if you do, your problem will certainly return.
My name is David Snell and I own a company called Executive Restoration and I have owned my company since 1987 and I live to serve others and I love to help others with moisture issues and determine what needs to be done to correct the issues of homes. Once upon a time, there was a general contractor who called me and he was getting ready to get a home that had moisture issues but he did not know the cause and where the problem originated and so I came in and showed him where the problem originated and he only had to cut out a couple of areas that had problems and his problem was easily remedied. I not only saved the general contractor money but also his client. He told me without the Scan of the home that I did for the general contractor and his client that he would have had to tear out so much sheetrock to find his problem. I saved both of them so much money. 💲 . I like saving people money and I like educating others, what needs to be done. Some people may choose to do the work themself and that is fine with me. I am just there to help others with issues with their home or building they want to be checked out to determine what is going on. Everything is cumulative to me and everything adds up and it is like a puzzle that I have to piece together to come up with what needs to be done to get buildings corrected.
Knowledge is power as Martin Luther King used to say but knowledge will not help us if we do not apply that knowledge to what we are doing.
Every day should be a learning experience and a day of growth as well as helping others along the way. Do not worry about everyone agreeing with you or not agreeing with you. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
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