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Mold... why? Getting sick at home? The Villages, FLorida

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Home Inspector with INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST HI-80 & MRSA1895

Is mold in your home got you worried? Indoor Microbial Specialist is here to help. We have a team of experts that will help you confirm if mold is present at home! We are The Villages Mold Inspection and Mold Assessment company of choice.

The presence of mold in homes, schools, and businesses is of mounting concern in Florida. Mold grows on virtually any organic material, be it in food, carpet, wood or paper.

To grow, mold only needs three main ingredients: food, moisture, and optimum temperature. So anytime there is a water intrusion, be it a minor plumbing leak or a major flood that wasn’t dried, there is a high chance of mold growth.

 

Mold can cause serious health problems that range from:

  •      Coughing
  •      Sneezing
  •      Itchy eyes
  •      Serious allergic reactions
  •      Asthma attacks
  •      Permanent lung damage.

In addition, mold can cause significant aesthetic and structural damage to building materials and other personal property. Indoor mold growth can also negatively impact indoor air quality and pose certain health risks to occupants. How mold develops inside the living space?

Flooding from the outside (storm water, overflowing lakes, streams, storm surge, etc). Flooding can occur from indoors overflow: sinks, tubs, toilets, air conditioners drain pan or sewage system.

  1.            Condensation (caused by indoor humidity that is too high or surfaces that are too cold) 
  2.            Water leaks from outside the building (roof, walls, floors) 
  3.            Indoor plumbing leaks or broken water pipes
  4.            Outdoor sprinkler spray hitting the walls, or indoor fire sprinklers
  5.            Poor venting of kitchen and bathroom moisture (steam from shower or cooking)
  6.            Humidifier use
  7.            Drying wet clothes indoors, or not venting clothes dryers outdoors (including electric dryers)
  8.            House plants (over watering, etc.)
  9.            Moisture from our bodies (sweat, wet hair on pillows, breath)
  10.            Warm, moist air from outdoors 
  11.            Liquid spills
  12. Relative humidity over 60% inside the living space

Any question regarding Mold Inspections, Mold Assessments, Mold Testing and or PRVs or to schedule an appointment call 352-633-3591 or visit us at:

http://www.INDOORMICROBIALSPECIALIST.com or http://www.HOMEINSPECTORUSA.biz

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Posted by

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning John. It is a bigger issue than people realize. Not only in Florida but many other places as well. Enjoy your day.

Mar 01, 2023 05:55 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

I would imagine mold is a huge concern in the tropical Florida climate. Bill 

Mar 01, 2023 06:10 AM