FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MOLD

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Home Inspector with Golden State Home Inspections

Mold Inspection

National media attention has alerted the public to the destructive and possibly toxic dangers of hidden mold spores that could affect their family's health and their homes. You owe it to yourself to minimize your exposure to mold spores in the indoor environment, become informed!

Q: What is toxic mold?

A: It is when commonly occurring molds that produce toxins are found in excessive amounts indoors and produce concentrated amounts of toxins that can be harmful to your health.

Q: How does someone know if mold in their home is toxic?

A: Consult a professional that is trained to locate and gather both physical and airborne samples. Then have a microbiology lab process and review samples to determine the type of mold's and amounts.

Q: Why is toxic mold so common?

A: Most cases are due to building defects or undetected leaks that create moist conditions which are perfect for mold growth

Q: Why is toxic mold such a big deal if its always been here?

A: Modern advances in science have discovered that exposure to toxic molds can be hazardous to some individuals.

Q: Is everyone at risk?

A: No. Commonly affected are small children and people with allergies and respiratory conditions.

Q: What do we do if we find toxic mold and how do we get rid of it?

A: Consult a professional extraction company specifically trained to extract visible and unseen airborne mold.

Q: How much does it cost to remove mold?

A: Each situation is different. It depends on the severity of the mold problem. The cost can be into the thousands. In some cases removal is covered by homeowners insurance.

Q: How do we know if the toxic mold is gone?

A: Mold Inspection and Re- Mold testing are performed typically by the same person.

Q: How long does all of this take?

A: Testing and extraction can in most cases be completed within the escrow period.



 

Craig Iden

Golden State Home Inspections

800-441-0804

www.goldenstatehomeinspections.com


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