Mold damage is a homeowners worst nightmare. It can be dangerous to our health, as well as the structure of the property. Almost all homes experience mold at some time in some place. Mold occurs in areas of high moisture, and can require remediation if left untreated. If you see mold in your home, immediately call your local professionals. Below we have listed some common questions about mold in your home.
Leaks are the main culprits when it comes to mold in the household. When was the last time you checked your appliance hoses? The water heater? All of the faucets and underneath sinks? These are all prime areas where water can leak. While it seems like all these places would be easy to prevent leaks, usually we don't notice them until its too late.
While we are all familiar with the beautiful climate of San Diego, we know that when it rains, it pours. And with rain can come leaks and new sources of moisture, leading to mold.
Congrats! You're on your way to home ownership, and now you are shopping around for a home. You may have even already found the exact home you want, and are thinking about putting in an offer. However, it is important to know whether that home is healthy enough to secure your investment in it. A big factor in this is knowing whether or not the home has mold growth.
Mold and mildew can be a serious problem in any home, and it is not to be taken lightly. If left on its own for an extended period of time, it can cause irreparable damage to a home and its foundation, which can cost thousands of dollars to repair or replace. In our last blog we talked about how a good way to identify any potential mold in your home is to use a home test kit that you can buy from a store or online. These tests aren't always 100%, so it important to take the results with a grain of salt. But if you are on the fence about any mold within your home, it can help you be more sure about bringing in the pros to mediate the problem.
The beginning of the year is one of the best times to buy a home, especially now. The market has shifted to a buyers market, making buying a home easier than it previously was. However there is a lot of responsibility that comes with buying a home, including repair and keeping up appearances. Something all homeowners must be conscious of is mold. Mold growth can be harmful to humans and homes. If left untreated, it can eat away your home and cause a myriad of health problems for anyone living inside of it. However, mold can be tricky to detect. It can grow under floor boards, inside walls, and in places normally hidden from view. If you are planning on investing in real estate, or if you have already invested in a home, these are some good reasons to schedule a mold inspection to help ensure your home is in tip-top shape.
Owning a home is one of the best financial decisions one can make. While it is a part of the american dream, it comes with tremendous responsibilities, including regular maintenance and house keeping. Certain things, such as flooding or a fires, can be unpredictable and can cause quite a hardship for the homeowner. However, most people don't think of mold being just as dangerous. While it might seem less harmful than fire or water, it can cause lingering long-term effects that can affect the health of the residents in the home, and can be expensive to repair.
It is not uncommon for carpet to experience water damage at some point in it's life. It could be from leakage out of a pipe or from a flood, something around the house/building could damage those great carpets you had installed. When it does happen, do you know how to handle it? You'll need to know when you should try and repair your carpet, and when you need to replace it.
Mold is a concern for most homeowners, and even renters. It is especially prevalent in hot, humid areas (like San Diego in the summer time). Most of the mold you deal will is easily visible, but some mold keeps away from your sights. Sometimes your house/building can develop a musty and stale odor that you cannot find the source of. There's a good chance that this odor is from mold that is hiding from you.
San Diego has a big problem in that later half of spring and in the summer...mold. Especially mold in bathrooms. You might notice mold and mildew growing in your bathroom, particularly on the caulk used on your bathtub or shower. This is an even bigger problem for poorly ventilated areas, like in small apartments.
Why Does Mold and Mildew Grow on the Caulk?
Mold grows in humid areas where the spores can find sufficient moisture. The spores that reside in homes find themselves in the caulking of showers and bathtubs. They doe this because caulk is porous and can retain moisture. Poor ventilated bathrooms allow them to multiply freely in the dark and humid atmosphere.